Frequently Asked Questions about Divorce

Frequently Asked Questions about Divorce

When is the earliest time after marriage that a couple can apply for divorce? A petition for divorce whether it is a joint or single petition (contested or not contested) may be done after two years of marriage. Where a petition is presented before the expiration...
Can Employers Give Bad References?

Can Employers Give Bad References?

Academic qualifications and work experience are just one part of the deal in the hiring process. The other part involves interpersonal skills, personality traits and work ethics, all of which are qualities that employers have no way of knowing other than through the...
What payments are subject to EPF?

What payments are subject to EPF?

Under section 45 of the Employees Provident Fund Act 1991 (“EPF Act”), employers are statutorily required to contribute to the Employees Provident Fund (commonly known as the “EPF”), a social security fund established under the EPF Act to provide retirement benefits...
Resigning to Save Face

Resigning to Save Face

When faced with the prospect of termination by an employer, some employees opt to tender their resignation in order to “save face”. The concept of “saving face” is prevalent among most Asian cultures; it is used to refer to acts done to avoid humiliation or...
What is a Joint Divorce Petition?

What is a Joint Divorce Petition?

The phrase ‘joint petition’ or also commonly known as ‘uncontested divorce’ seems to be a rather incongruous pairing because when the word ‘divorce’ is brought up, it conjures images of a free-for-all war wherein everything from who takes custody of the children to...