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)

As my representing lawyer, Rebecca delivered an outstanding professionalism highlighting to me the legal aspects to note throughout my case. A personal touch which added assurance to me was that she kept me updated on the dot throughout all correspondences which was beyond what a lawyer would do on normal circumstances.

Highly recommended and responsible lawyer!

Kyenne Lee,

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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