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 (17)

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,

I like to say a Big Thank You to Rebecca and am very grateful for all the hard work and effort she puts in for me in my divorce case. She walked me through the full process, guide me by the steps, advices me on all the legal rights and helping me to fight and win my rights in the case. Not only is she professional in her field but comes across to me as a very friendly soul whom shows care and concerns for my being during these period of downtime. She definitely is one A class lawyer to engage to seek legal assistance with. Thank you very much Rebecca and God bless you!

Edwin,

With my divorce firmly behind me, it would be remiss of me not to say how grateful I am of Ms Rebecca Vathanasin of Ann Tan Associates who counseled and guided me through the difficult process.
Divorces are always traumatic but Rebecca counseled me with friendship, empathy and professionalism, always searching for the best outcome to lessen the pain, especially for my young children. Without doubt an excellent lawyer in this field, her opinions instilled confidence and I count it a blessing to have had her in my corner. Thank you so much, Rebecca from me and my children who are so relieved they are not separated.
Forever grateful!

Carena (changed for privacy),
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