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)

Rebecca has been a great support to me during this difficult phase in my life. I am truly grateful for her professional advice and assistance in this entire process.

DA,

I am very grateful to Rebecca for accepting my case. The experience has a lasting favourable impression on me as she has shown excellent job in protecting my interest as well as explaining in detail what to expect each step of the way. She is assuring, articulate and knowledgeable. Never once did I doubt I was in the best possible hands.

JP,

I shortlisted 3 different lawyers to handle my divorce case and ended up with Rebecca because on the first phone call with her, she helped me through the process, she answered all of my questions sincerely and it was so comfortable speaking with her. Probably it was due to her experience, I wasnt able to explain the situation well but she was able to understand me and filled in the gaps. She kept me updated constantly on the procedure, always cleared all my doubts and always reassured me. I’m really glad I engaged her to handle my case. Thank you Rebecca.

Nicole,

Rebecca has given me valuable advice throughout my divorce. She helped me weigh the pros and cons that enabled me to make the best possible decisions for my case. She takes into consideration my thoughts and opinions before advising me on the best route moving forward. Empathetic and objective, she guided me throughout the case to be focused on the important things at hand, making decisions based on what is needed rather than emotional grudges. She knows the family court well, and provides the expertise required to make the best decisions possible. She is also very reassuring, and kept my well-being in mind as the case proceeded.

Joyce,
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