Multi-disciplinary team to handle 'high conflict' divorces

Family Justice Courts' Presiding Judge Debbie Ong
New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

The Family Justice Courts (FJC) is planning to start a pilot programme where the same team of judges, mediators, counsellors and other professionals will work together with a couple from the start to the end of their divorce process .

Referring to the Multi-Disciplinary Team pilot programme expected to start in the third or fourth quarter this year, the FJC spokesman said: "The pilot seeks to reframe family litigation from being adversarial and rights-focused, to being problem-solving and solutions-focused."

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 20, 2020, with the headline Multi-disciplinary team to handle 'high conflict' divorces. Subscribe