Mathea Lim

Associate Director

Mathea is an Associate Director at PKWA Law. Her areas of expertise include probate, child custody cases, and cases relating to the division on matrimonial assets. She has further advised on complex high-net-worth cases involving the division of assets and maintenance, as well as intricate child-related disputes. She previously worked in one of Singapore's largest law firms.

Mathea is the lead lawyer in a case that was reported extensively in the media: "Court orders man to pay son's preschool fees to ex-wife”. She successfully acted for the ex-wife in a case where the ex-husband had refused to pay the school fees.

 

Languages: English & Chinese
Mathea Lim

Mathea is a family law specialist. She specialises in areas such as child custody, the division of matrimonial assets, and the resolution of complex, high-net-worth cases involving asset distribution and maintenance. Mathea is equally adept at navigating intricate child-related disputes and in negotiating family law disputes.

Mathea has been awarded the following scholarships and awards: 

  • Attaining a Distinction in the Part B Family Law Course in 2019.
  • Receiving the prestigious LexisNexis Family Law Prize in December 2018, bestowed upon the top student in Family Law at NUS Law.
  • Wee Chong Jin Scholarship in Law for the Academic Year 2018-2019.
  • NUS Law Dean’s List during the Academic Year 2015-2016.

During her time in law school, Mathea exhibited her commitment to assisting others by serving as a founding director of the Student Disciplinary Assistance Scheme. In this role, she provided invaluable guidance to fellow students facing disciplinary proceedings before the Board of Discipline and Disciplinary Appeals Board.

Mathea’s journey to PKWA Law was preceded by her training at one of Singapore’s premier law firms, where she practiced as a litigation and family lawyer. Her true passion lies in offering support to individuals facing some of the most challenging moments in their lives. Mathea is highly regarded for her innovative thinking and her knack for finding practical, client-centric solutions.

She approaches her work with meticulous attention to detail and fervent advocacy, empowering her clients to grasp their legal positions fully and make informed choices throughout the divorce process. As a staunch proponent of therapeutic justice, she actively encourages the amicable resolution of disputes through mediation whenever it is a viable option.

Mathea’s extensive areas of practice encompass:

  • Handling Court of Appeal matters
  • Managing both contentious and non-contentious divorces
  • Addressing jurisdictional issues
  • Resolving child custody disputes
  • Navigating maintenance matters
  • Overseeing the equitable division of assets
  • Crafting marital and separation agreements
  • Addressing family violence concerns
  • Tackling high net worth divorces and family disputes
  • Dealing with cross-border international disputes
  • Addressing child abduction cases
  • Managing relocation issues
  • Crafting pre-nuptial agreements
  • Formulating financial separation agreements
  • Handling personal protection matters
  • Managing interim maintenance applications and trials
  • Resolving contested ancillary issues
  • Addressing adoption matters

 

I obtained my Grant of Letters of Administration very smoothly with PKWA. I thank Mathea and Christina for helping to make this process such a pleasant and efficient one! Christina was very clear in giving the explanation of what would be the process of application, charges to be paid, the submissions to be made and always promptly kept me updated during each stage of the application process. She was also very clear in explaining to me when I had queries. In all, I was very impressed with the professionalism and efficiency of service that was given during this application process!

Chan Ter Yue

Thank you Christina and Mathea for guiding me through the process in obtaining the Grant of probate smoothly and efficiently.

Daryl Lsl

Thank You so much PKWA Law Practice for helping me solve a big headache in my life..Special thanks to Corinne, Mathea, MingLi & Vanessa for their very professional & efficient handling of my case, ensuring that my case has been smooth & timely settled as promised. I would definitely recommend their services for any one in need of Law assistance in any matters. Thank U so much & i really appreciate all the assistance I got.

Daniel Tan

I obtained my Grant of Letters of Administration very smoothly with PKWA. I thank Mathea and Christina for helping to make this process such a pleasant and efficient one! Christina was very clear in giving the explanation of what would be the process of application, charges to be paid, the submissions to be made and always promptly kept me updated during each stage of the application process. She was also very clear in explaining to me when I had queries. In all, I was very impressed with the professionalism and efficiency of service that was given during this application process!

Chan Ter Yue

Thank you Christina and Mathea for guiding me through the process in obtaining the Grant of probate smoothly and efficiently.

Daryl Lsl

Thank You so much PKWA Law Practice for helping me solve a big headache in my life..Special thanks to Corinne, Mathea, MingLi & Vanessa for their very professional & efficient handling of my case, ensuring that my case has been smooth & timely settled as promised. I would definitely recommend their services for any one in need of Law assistance in any matters. Thank U so much & i really appreciate all the assistance I got.

Daniel Tan


                    

                    
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Legal articles by Mathea Lim

Adultery and Divorce under Singapore Law – 10 Things to Know

In Singapore, adultery is one of the five grounds that can be used to prove a marriage has broken down...

Non-Compete Clauses in Singapore

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Divorce vs. Deed of Separation

How does a Divorce differ from a Deed of Separation? In order to end a marriage legally, you must go through...

Adultery and Divorce under Singapore Law – 10 Things to Know

In Singapore, adultery is one of the five grounds that can be used to prove a marriage has broken down...

Non-Compete Clauses in Singapore

In many employment contracts, an employee will be prevented from engaging in certain activities that compete...

Divorce vs. Deed of Separation

How does a Divorce differ from a Deed of Separation? In order to end a marriage legally, you must go through...

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