Rebecca Vathanasin

Ann Tan & Associates

  • 14 Robinson Road #09-02 Far East Finance Building Singapore 048545
  • Office Hours:

    9.00 am to 6.00 pm

About

Rebecca is an associate with Ann Tan & Associates, practising family law alongside with Dr Anamah Tan. Prior to joining Ann Tan & Associates, she was an associate with I.R.B. Law LLP where she similarly, practised family law. This has been her core practice since her admission to the bar in August 2017.

She has taken out and resisted numerous court applications including divorce, personal protection orders, applications for spousal and child maintenance, custody applications, relocation applications; and is well versed in Family Justice Courts and Syariah Court proceedings.

Rebecca was previously involved the following cases:

Landmark Court of Appeal case of ADP v ADQ (2012) SGCA 6 which found that the Singapore courts has the jurisdiction under the Women’s Charter to order the division of matrimonial assets and maintenance even if the marriage between parties was found to be void.  

UTY v UTZ [2019] SGFC 32 – successfully obtained an order for her Client for the enforcement of maintenance (for the wife and the children) under a divorce order which had been place since 2004. The opposing party had gone incommunicado and had repeatedly evaded the payment of maintenance over the course of 15 years. During the 15 years, several orders were also obtained for the transfer of the opposing party’s CPF monies to her Client’s CPF account to set off the monies due to her Client under the original divorce order. 

UYQ v UYP (2020) SGCA 3 – succeeded on appeal and overturned a High Court Judge’s decision to make an adjustment of 7.5% (7.5% decrease for her Client and conversely, a 7.5% increase ofr the opposing party) to the average ratios awarded to parties for the division of the matrimonial assets. Following the appeal, the adjustment was reversed and the division was reverted back to the original ratios that the High Court Judge had originally found for.

Rebecca currently also sits on the Muslim Law Practice Committee (the Law Society of Singapore), the Young Lawyers Committee (the Law Society of Singapore) as well as the Family Justice Support Scheme (Law Society Pro Bono Services)

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Reviews (19)

Rebecca was incredibly helpful and professional during this terrible journey of my life. She put the right perspectives into my considerations, thus enabling me to make decisions that are helpful in the long run. She is empathetic to the entire situation and constantly giving me the best advice. She is very meticulous to the details, patient with me and dynamic in her approach to the proceedings. She is knowledgeable with a wealth of experience to provide me with directions at every crossroads. Divorce is not something a couple would anticipate and when it happen, it would come with so many questions and self-doubt. I am grateful for her re-assuring guidance. She is outstanding in her field of practice and when the unthinkable in a relationship happen, please reach out to her.

Francis

Francis,

Rebecca helped me with my divorce. What I really appreciate about her, was not just the professionalism, giving me my options with pros and cons. But also rightly appropriating both our struggles and emotions. She was fair and took me through all my options and consequences, keeping emotions and practical solutions in mind.
Divorces are always difficult, but she accommodated to our needs and made the whole process as pain-free as it could be for the both of us. She also helped me with financial options, and was very accommodating with my requests. Thank you very much for helping me with not only my proceedings but also making it as smooth as possible.

Jince,

Rebecca is very professional when she picked up my divorce proceeding file in early 2018. She is very focus, pays a lot of attention to details and offers valuable advice to me throughout the proceedings which greatly helped me in getting through the difficult court hearings, affidavit filings, and letters exchanged between solicitors. She is highly recommended for her knowledge in family law. She is also organized and efficient in working through difficult and complex divorce cases. Once again thank you for your help and support.

Joachim,

Rebecca is indeed a breath of fresh air ! She came into my unique and protracted legal case in the midst of various activities and very quickly understood it perfectly, not the least, with a very good grasp! She picked it up from where it was “stalled” and moved it along effortlessly, without delay, to the long awaited Hearing, much to my deep relief! This is nothing short of amazing! She is very professional and would take the extra mile to explain to me laws and procedures in layman terms, which I do appreciate very much. She is definitely a GEM in her trade as she is quick, accurate, organized, resourceful and driven, with a human touch! What more can one ask for in a lawyer? She is the one!

Jo,
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