Singapore Divorce & Family Lawyer

Rajan Chettiar is a professional lawyer trained in the field of family mediation. He is qualified to oversee matters such as couples looking to resolve marital, child, financial and property issues before filing for divorce, or individuals seeking protection against family violence. A volunteer Court Mediator, Rajan also offers commercial mediation services, including settling employment and commercial disputes to avoid litigation. Providing legal solutions for all your personal and corporate problems, Rajan Chettiar LLC invites you to email your queries or comments to on a no obligation basis.

Appropriate Dispute Resolution Methods — April 13, 2016

Appropriate Dispute Resolution Methods

This is the phrase used by our Chief Justice, Sundaresh Menon.  And he is right in using this phrase.  Mediation and Collaborative Family Practice  are not alternative but appropriate  dispute resolution methods.

Mediation, Collaborative Family Practice, Child Representative, Parent Co-ordinator are many methods and schemes referred to when we talk about family disputes. A family lawyer needs to know when to advise the appropriate scheme to the client. Being aware of the timeliness and suitability of the Scheme to a client is a crucial skill of a family lawyer.

These methods are just the means to an end – which is what the client wants out of his divorce or family dispute. The family lawyer has to understand, align to the client’s needs and then suggest the appropriate method to resolve the dispute.

The family lawyer has to have a mind set to embrace and to practice these methods besides just obtaining the training in these new areas. 

The family lawyer of today is also an appropriate dispute resolution lawyer. What a client needs to know is whether his lawyer really practices negotiation, family mediation, collaborative family law or is only paying lipservice to it.