Rebecca Vathanasin

Gloria James-Civetta & Co. | Website

  • 3 Church Street #15-04 Samsung Hub Singapore 049483
  • Office Hours:

    8.30 am to 5.30 pm

About

Rebecca graduated with a Bachelor of Laws LL.B (Hons) from the University of Manchester in 2014 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2017.

Over the years, Rebecca has been involved and gained considerable experience in numerous Court proceedings including divorce, annulments, Personal Protection Orders (PPO), spousal and child maintenance, custody and relocation applications and applications under the Mental Capacity Act.

She is well-versed in Family Justice Courts and Syariah Court proceedings and has practising in all levels of the Singapore Courts.

Some of the cases Rebecca was involved in previously include the following:

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

2. UTY v UYZ (2019) SGFC 32 – successfully obtained an order for the enforcement of maintenance (for spouse and children) under a divorce order. The adverse party was incommunicado and had repeatedly evaded payment of maintenance over the course of 15 years.

3. UYQ v UYP (2020) SGCA 3 – successfully overturned the decision of the High Court to make an adjustment of 7.5% to the average ratios awarded to parties for the division of matrimonial assets. The adjustment resulted in a 7.5% decrease in her client’s share of the matrimonial assets and conversely, an unjustified 7.5% increase in the adverse party’s share of the matrimonial assets. Following an appeal on the matter, the adjustment was reversed and the division was reverted to the ratios that the High Court had originally determined.

4. VMA v VMB (2020) SGFC 88 Рsuccessfully resisted an application to set aside a by-consent Order of Court (pertaining to ancillary matters). The adverse party had alleged, amongst other things, a dissipation of assets on the part of her client. On hearing arguments made by counsel, the Court dismissed the application and the accompanying allegations.

Rebecca is one of twelve lawyers at Gloria James-Civetta & Co, a law firm known for their expertise in matrimonial law.

About Gloria James-Civetta & Co

GJC is widely regarded as a trusted and high-quality firm, receiving recognition from the Courts and accreditations from respected organisations in Singapore.

The firm prides itself on meeting their client’s needs and giving them advice they can trust.

Area of Family Law:

– Local and international divorce

– Division of assets

– Spousal maintenance

– Annulment

– Child issues (custody and support)

РCollaborative divorce process (CFP)

– Pre-nuptial agreements

– Marital / post-nuptial agreements

– Deed of Separation

– Personal Protection Orders (PPO)

Free consultation

Rebecca will help you see the bigger picture through practical, realistic, and cost-effective legal advice.”

She will make your consultation as comfortable as possible and explain the following:

– Assess if you meet the conditions to file for a divorce in Singapore

– The different stages of the divorce process through a customised divorce flow chart

– Address all the major issues that may apply, such as custody and support of any children, spousal support, division of assets and debts

– Help you understand your legal rights, responsibilities and issues applicable to you

– Answer any questions related to how the divorce process in Singapore works

– Help you explore your divorce options

– Offer you divorce literature for further reading

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Reviews (32)

I actually found Ms Rebecca Vathanasin through this website (she was the first person to respond to my enquiries, and was both empathetic and comprehensive in doing so).

Rebecca helped my family to prepare Power of Attorney and LPA documents during a very stressful period. Throughout the process we appreciated not only her expert advice but also her warmth and approachability. She was patient in explaining the procedure and accommodating when we had accessibility issues due to Covid measures.

We recommend her services highly.

Mrs F Lee,

Divorce is emotionally taxing and it is something I will never wish for any couple to go through. However things happen and we will just have to take it in our stride and pull through.
During this very dark period of my life, I was referred to Rebecca by a close contact of mine. Rebecca has been a good listening ear who empathizes with what I am going through. More importantly, she provides advice that is practical so the case can move on and be concluded efficiently in my advantage.
I would recommend her to anyone going through a difficult time. She will put your mind at ease with regards to legal matters while allowing you more time for self-healing and moving on.

Janet,

I am very thankful to Rebecca for representing me in my divorce. She is very professional and responsive to my queries. Most importantly, she took time to understand my situation well before giving me advise. With her help, I am able to settle my divorce swiftly.

Ver,

Rebecca helped me tremendously in dealing with my separation matters and provided very valuable insights.
Definitely looks out for my interest and seeks to understand the background situation before providing advice. She is responsive and pleasant to communicate.
Certainly someone very valuable to be on your side in a separation or divorce proceedings.

TCH,
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