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Sex, lies and a cross-dresser

The New Paper | Benita Aw Yeong | Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014

SINGAPORE - When she first started out, Miss Wong Kai Yun had to ask clients twice her age how many times they have had sex with their partner and when was the last time they did it.

It did cause some blushes back then.

But some 19 years on, she now does it without batting an eyelid.

Miss Wong, who declines to reveal her age, specialises in matrimonial law. In layman terms, she is a divorce lawyer, who takes on two to three new consultations a week.

She's seen it all, including clients who get so clouded by resentment and anger that they fight over dogs and toasters.

The partner at Chia Wong LLP considers it a privilege that her clients trust her with the keen details of their private lives, no matter how embarrassing.

"It takes a lot for a person of a certain standing or for a public figure - used to having people fear him and listen to him - to come to me and disclose vivid details of his or her life, right down to sexual activities, petty quarrels and SMSes.

"You get to know them as well as their partners because everything is an open book to you.

"It calls for the client to really trust you to be that open."

Such disclosure is necessary, as the information is often used as evidence in court.

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