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 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),

Rebecca was helpful in her advice to my wife and I to reconcile our relationship. She encouraged my wife to give the marriage a chance instead of seeing through a divorce. My wife listened and relented. Rebecca is not only professional in her conduct but is also personal and relatable.

Jonathan,
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