Multi-disciplinary team to handle 'high conflict' divorces

Family Justice Courts' Presiding Judge Debbie Ong
Family Justice Courts' Presiding Judge Debbie Ong

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."

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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