This is a discussion on Separation Deed within the Home Life, Relationships & Finance forum, part of the You and Your Family category; Originally Posted by bellerichez okay okay =) I will go & do research when i have the time. I'll PM ...
Can go to the pro-bono legal clinics organised by the CC or law society and they will be able to help you there....
But you might have to wait in queue for an appointment.
You can call them at 65360650.
As what i know few months back, some pro-bono legal clinics are even more expensive than private law firms.
If want the cheapest ones, search around, give them a call and ask for quotation first.
Im not sure about that.. I called them up and ask about how much they charge for doing up deed of separation. Initially, they ask me to go to legal aid (but i was referred to them by legal aid!) Then they told me the cheapest price is $1.5k!
After some search, I found the lawyer who did for my deed of separation, a private one, and I paid $900 only! see the difference?!
Even HOH, who claims to be the cheapest is also charging at around $960... they even have GST... so it adds up to about 1K...
Hi, I need someone to intro a lawyer to me to do a deed of separation.. but i dont have alot to spare... is it possible to work within $900? anyone has a contact? the previous post has been some time back so i'm not sure if the rates are current either..
Try calling a few law firms to enquire about their prices. But definitely, their prices varies with the complexity of your case.
i'm undergoing separation right now. and before signing the deed of separation.
His lawyer sent me these terms.
(a) access to flat – he is the co-owner as such there should not be any restriction on access. He will give a 24 hours sms when he wants to go down;
(b) he will keep his things in a separate room and lock it so as to avoid any misunderstanding ;
(c) all his mails are to be left in the letter box, where he will retrieve. All mails are not to be tempered in any way. He will look towards you for any loss;
(d) you shall stay in the flat until it is sold without any unauthorized and illegal rental;
(e) The original locks to the flat are to be reinstated immediately;
He is currently living elsewhere and he left the house without informing me beforehand.
He took back gifts e.g. the ipad. is this considered theft?
And the other terms like him having access to the house. Do you think it's fair? What should my next move be?
Last edited by Kookie; 27-04-2011 at 09:03 AM.
He can get the courts to ensure he has access, unless you can prove that he's not contributing to the housing loan.
but engaging my own lawyer would mean more time and money wasted right?
I want to settle this asap. So there is no other choice but to agree to the terms. =(
Definitely he have access to the flat since he's the co-owner, like what stormblessed said, unless you can prove that he is not contributing to financing of the house.
For the mail thing.... For me i feel kinda ridiculous.... Singpost always makes mistakes, tearing of my parcel, taking samples attached with magazines i ordered, late arrival of mail, lost mail, etc.... If one day, *touch wood *, his mails happens to be mistake of singpost personnel, then you're gonna be responsible for it???!!!!! CRAZY !! Which lawyer is that?!!!
For the rest of the terms sound quite alright and reasonable. But for the ipad, unless you got way to prove that it's yours, if not cannot be considered theft in dwelling. And since it's a gift from him, then he will be able to provide proof of purchase, then you'll lose the argument.
Thanks gals.. =) i'm resigned to my fate.