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 rajan@rajanchettiar.com on a no obligation basis.

Filing for Divorce and Moving On with Proceedings. — May 13, 2016

Filing for Divorce and Moving On with Proceedings.

Lawyer Rajan Chettiar offers advice to estranged couples filing for divorce.

When a marriage breaks down, the estranged husband and wife may find it difficult to acknowledge this fact. Questions such as Why did this happen to me? How am I going to live the rest of my life? What is going to happen to our children? Will I have enough money for the future? Often arise. An initial visit to a lawyer can leave the estranged parties undecided as to what course of action they should adopt. They are often in emotional turmoil, filled with hurt, loss, a sense of betrayal, frustration, anger and confusion.

There are numerous reasons why a marriage fails. The most common is a lack of communication. This can slowly break people apart over a period of time. “I acknowledge that this is a very sad event in my client’s life. I always tell them that life is short. You have two choices: continue being in the emotional doldrums, or move on with your life. Once a marriage becomes empty and reconciliation has failed, it is time to say goodbye,” says Rajan – also a counsellor.

Rajan suggests a client may wish to consider the following advice he also used during his own divorce proceedings:
• There is great power in receiving emotional support. Talk about what you are experiencing with your family members and close friends.
• Consult a marriage counsellor. There is no stigma in seeing a counsellor. These sessions can be the first beneficial and effective step in the journey of recovery for estranged spouses.
• Once you have exhausted the possibility of reconciliation, take proactive steps to work towards solutions to problems. Expedient resolution helps spouses pick up the pieces and move on in their lives.
• Focus out. Think about others who are affected by the break­down of the marriage – usually the children of the marriage.
• Take a break from routine. Spend time alone to acknowledge your underlying emotions. Go through the grieving process. Set yourself a timeline for this process to end.
• Once this process is over, ask yourself what you want to do next that will help you to move forward in your life.

According to Rajan, a divorce lawyer is not only someone who assists the client get a divorce and resolve their ancillary matters, but a support system to the client. They are often the one person who is with them through every step of the most crucial period in their lives. For this reason, Rajan makes himself available to his divorce clients 24 hours each day, seven days a week.
The emotional roller coaster ride of divorce can continue past the divorce proceedings – but time does heal.

Let us walk with you through your journey today. We have helped many of our clients, both Singaporeans and others, navigate through the legal proceedings/issues and to move forward positively with their lives.

Contact us today to speak to a lawyer. Call us now at 6533 6451 or email rajan@rajanchettiar.com or visit us at www.rajanchettiar.com

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Moving On — May 10, 2016

Moving On

Professional lawyer-mediator and collaborative lawyer RAJAN CHETTIAR talks about plucking up the courage to move forward with divorce proceedings.

There are numerous reasons why a marriage fails. The most common is a lack of communication, which over time can slowly tear people apart. When a marriage does break down, the estranged husband and wife may find it difficult to acknowledge this fact. The questions that arise seem endless and without answers: ‘Why did this happen to me?’ How am I going to live the rest of my life?’ What is going to happen to our children?’ ‘Will I have enough money for the future?’ The estranged parties are often in emotional turmoil, filled with hurt, loss, a sense of betrayal, anger and confusion, and the initial visit to a lawyer’s office can leave them undecided as to what course of action they should take.

When a client comes to me for help, I acknowledge that they are experiencing a very sad event in their life, but that life is short and they have essentially two choices: continue to suffer emotionally or move on with life. Once a marriage becomes empty, and reconciliation has failed, it is time to say goodbye.
If you are contemplating a separation or divorce, you may wish to consider the following advice, which I in fact used during my own divorce proceedings:-

– Consult a marriage counsellor. There is no stigma associated with seeing a counsellor. These sessions can be the first beneficial and effective step in the journey of recovery for estranged spouses.

– Once you have exhausted the possibility of reconciliation, take proactive steps to work towards solutions to problems. Expedient resolution will help you and your spouse pick up the pieces and move on with your lives.

– Take a break from routine. Spend time alone to acknowledge your underlying emotions. Go through the grieving process and set yourself a timeline for this process to end.

– Once this process is over, ask yourself what you want to do next that will help you move forward.
In addition, ensure you seek the services of a trusted and reputed lawyer from the start of proceedings. A divorce lawyer is not only someone who assists the client with getting a divorce and resolving ancillary matters, but is also a very important part of the client’s support system.

Let us walk with you through your journey today. We have helped many of our clients, both Singaporeans and others, navigate through the legal proceedings/issues and to move forward positively with their lives.

Contact us today to speak to a lawyer. Call us now at 6533 6451 or email rajan@rajanchettiar.com or visit us at www.rajanchettiar.com