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Therapeutic justice

Family justice in Singapore is guided by the principles of therapeutic justice (TJ) which seek to preserve healthier and more constructive familial relationships even in situations of disharmony and breakdown. Family disputes are inherently different from other types of legal disputes and should not be dealt with in an adversarial manner. Parties are encouraged to focus on problem-solving instead of past hurts to come to workable and durable solutions for themselves and their children. 


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