Custody / Care and Control

Protecting your parental rights

When a divorce happens, the children are often the biggest concern for all involved. After a marriage breaks down, the custody and care and control of the children is an area that IRB Law is committed to resolving most constructively and amicably possible.

Often there is confusion between the terms, “custody” and “care and control.”

Custody means a parent or parents has the power to make significant decisions about the child’s future, such as their education, and religion, etc.” There are four types of custody.

  • sole custody: where one parent is granted custody of the child;
  • joint custody: both parents have equal rights;
  • hybrid control: one parent has custody of the child, but must consult the other parent regarding the child’s welfare; and
  • split custody: custody is divided between two parents.

Care and control mean only one parent controls the child’s daily life, such as sleeping arrangements, meals, and school runs. The other parent will generally be allowed access to visit the child at agreed times.

Access rights

There are three types of access rights.

  • liberal access where the non-custodial parent can see their child when they want;
  • reasonable access is given to the non-custodial parent within reasonable hours; and
  • supervised access to protect the child.

We offer legal advice and services around all aspects of child custody, care and control, and general access rights. We believe in helping ensure that a situation is fairly resolved for the benefit of all involved.

Please get in touch now to book your consultation so we can better understand your unique situation.

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Areas of focus

  • Care & control of children in Singapore
  • Child custody and access
  • Child custody for fathers
  • Access rights
  • Contested / Uncontested divorce

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Meet some of the child custody lawyers at IRB

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Mohamed Baiross

Founding Partner

Baiross is the managing partner of IRB Law LLP. He is an experienced lawyer with an excellent reputation across a broad selection of practice areas including divorce, insolvency, crime, probate, syariah, and civil litigation.

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Muntaz Binte Zainuddin


Muntaz is a partner in I.R.B. Law and oversees the work of associates as well as manages the firm with the Managing Partner. She holds two degrees from the National University of Singapore.

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Ashwin Ganapathy


Ashwin has a keen passion in criminal defence and contested matrimonial matters. He has gained a reputation for fearlessly fighting for the defence of accused persons in all types of criminal offences.

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Kulvinder Kaur


Kulvinder’s practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, and matrimonial affairs. She has successfully obtained sole custody and highly favorable access arrangements for her clients (both mothers and fathers).

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Cherie Tan


Cherie’s primary focus is on matrimonial matters where her empathy, sensitivity and patience has won her many cases involving divorce, maintenance and custody. She speaks English, Mandarin and Hokkien.

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Mohammed Shakirin


Mohammed Shakirin graduated from the highly selective Graduate LLB program at the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons). He covers a wide range of legal areas for his clients.

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