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 an invaluable help to me during my very difficult and protracted legal battles with my former spouse. She was extremely diligent, always going the extra mile to ensure documents were completed and filed on time, and very responsive to all my requests. On top of that her calm and compassionate manner made a difficult time a little easier to cope with. I am very grateful to her.

Daljit,

Rebecca Vathanasin is a highly thorough, informative, and pleasant person to work with – particularly in periods of stress and duress. I came to her seeking help for a Divorce and she gave excellent counsel and all legal matters were resolved within 6 months. She laid out her plan and fees and never diverted or went out of touch – I was not asked to do more than provide key documents and turn up at key times. As a busy professional going through a difficult personal situation this was vital and highly appreciated help. I would recommend her legal services to anyone seeking quick and final resolutions of any nature. Her offices were also in a conveniently central location as well. She is a lawyer with a difference and I have utmost confidence that you will not find such quality service and attention to detail and understanding at any other firm.

Shan Carew Edwin,

When i decided to use IRB, I had selected Baiross but Rebecca advised that she would be handling my case, i was a little unsure but it turn out be better than i expected.

Rebecca was attentive to my needs, paid great attention by remembering little details and was just super efficient and very quick to respond to my queries via phone or email at any time of the day. Couldn’t be more satisfied!

Rosheila Ariffin,
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