Family Lawyers in Singapore

Top family lawyers in Singapore providing practical legal advice across all areas of matrimonial law

IRB advises and represents clients on all aspects of family and matrimonial law, such as divorce, annulments, disputes over maintenance or custody, personal protection orders, and adoption.

If you are in urgent need of assistance, for example where there has been violence or abuse committed against a family member, please call or WhatsApp us at +65 6980 7823.

IRB Law focuses on exploring all possible outcomes for resolving your situation, and we are committed to dealing with cases in a non-confrontational, and constructive manner. Our aim is to find an amicable agreement between all parties, with court proceedings being the last resort.

We also regularly advise clients on matters of adoption, guardianship applications, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements .

Get in touch for a consultation so we can better understand your situation and give you an idea of the options, process and potential fees involved.


Areas of Specialisation

Divorce – Under Singapore Law, a divorce is the legal procedure of terminating a marriage. Divorce often involves dealing with matrimonial issues such as the custody of the children, maintenance, and division of assets.

Annulments – An annulment declares that a marriage never technically occurred and was never valid. If the initiating party can show that he or she has the legal grounds to do so, the marriage will be declared null and void by the Family Court, reverting the parties to single status.

Maintenance – Maintenance is a form of financial assistance. Once divorce procedures have commenced, an application for maintenance can be filed under Section 113 of the Women’s Charter.

Deed of Separation – A deed of separation is a private agreement between husband and wife stating the various terms and conditions of the separation. This document can assist couples in deciding on the most crucial aspects of living apart before dissolving their marriage, such as child custody and asset division, as well as avoiding disputes in court.

Prenuptial Agreements – A prenuptial agreement is an agreement that a couple enters into before getting married and which documents their respective positions in the event of a divorce. A prenuptial agreement may also include specific terms governing the marriage or the couple’s rights and obligations during the marriage in some situations.

Custody / Care and Control – Custody, Care and Control to children form part of the ancillary matters to be decided after an interim judgment of divorce has been granted. Ultimately, the Family Court will have regard to the wishes of the parents, and the wishes of the child, or children.

Adoption – Under the Adoption of Child Act, married couples can adopt a child. Where birth parents are unable or unwilling to care for their children, adoption helps these children find a lifelong family to care for and nurture them.

Personal Protection Order – A Personal Protection Order (“PPO”) is an order restraining someone from using violence against a family member. If the perpetrator breaches the order and harms the victim again, a police report must be made.

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Meet Some of the Family Law Team

Lawyer in Singapore - Mohamed Baiross
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.

Lawyer in Singapore - Muntaz Binte Zainuddin
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.

Lawyer in Singapore - Ashwin Ganapathy
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.

Lawyer in Singapore - Kulvinder Kaur
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).

Lawyer in Singapore - Cherie Tan
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.

Lawyer in Singapore - Mohammed Shakirin
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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