PKWA Law’s team of Specialist Divorce Lawyers can help you to file for an amicable divorce settlement on children, assets and maintenance
Amicable Uncontested Divorce Lawyers in Singapore
Affordable Divorce Fees – Uncontested Divorce In Singapore – If you are going through a divorce in Singapore, it makes sense to see if you can file for an Uncontested Divorce.
In Singapore, the law only requires one spouse to file for a divorce. The other spouse can object to the divorce but cannot prevent the divorce from being filed. Therefore, it makes sense to cooperate to go for a ‘friendly, uncontested’ divorce instead of slugging it out in court.
In a Simplified Amicable divorce, you and your spouse decide on all the divorce issues. The outcome is known before you even file for divorce, taking out a lot of the stress from the divorce process.
Importance of having a specialist divorce lawyer if you have children and properties to be divided
Here are some reasons why:
In an Uncontested Divorce, your lawyer’s role is crucial, especially where there are children issues, and there is a matrimonial home which is your most substantial asset. Questions as to what should happen to the matrimonial home, what are HDB rules on sale or retention of a HDB flat, how other assets should be divided and how much maintenance is payable to the wife and the children are all important questions that you can get help if you engage a specialist divorce lawyer.
Your lawyer will advise you on what you are entitled to, your obligations and help you reach a fair agreement with your spouse. Your divorce lawyer should also draft all the necessary divorce paperwork to capture what you and your spouse have agreed upon accurately.
It is not recommended that you file an Uncontested Divorce on your own. We have come across clients who did not get proper legal advice. As a result, they spend more time and money to try to vary the divorce order. This can be avoided if you get your divorce order right from the start by engaging a specialist divorce lawyer.
The key to achieving an agreement so that the divorce proceeds on an uncontested basis is to hire a good specialist divorce lawyer first to understand what you can get. It is pointless to argue and negotiate with your spouse over something that the court will never give you in the first place. Once you and your spouse understand your respective rights, what each of you can get and cannot get, the negotiating process becomes easy. It is, therefore, advisable to know your rights and entitlement before you negotiate.
Therefore, even in an uncontested divorce, hiring a good divorce law specialist is critical since your settlement may involve children and properties and assets worth substantial sums of money.
What do we need to agree on?
Your lawyer will help you to reach an agreement on the following:
a. who is to have care and control of the children and the level of access or visitation rights the other parent has.
b. how to divide your property and debts.
c. the amount of wife and children maintenance is to be given.
Hire an experienced specialist divorce lawyer
Your lawyer will draft the paperwork. According to what you tell him, there are many different types of clauses, and your lawyer will draft the divorce order.
It would help if you got an experienced lawyer who specialises in divorce law. Even if your divorce is uncontested, it makes sense to hire a good divorce law specialist since your settlement may involve properties and assets worth substantial sums of money.
Amicable Divorce – How much will the divorce cost me?
$1200 all in (no children, no house and no maintenance)
$1900 all in (with children, HDB / private property and maintenance)
*Our fees are subject to GST.
If an Amicable Uncontested divorce cannot be agreed upon, you have to file for a contested divorce. Please contact us to learn about either an uncontested divorce or a contested divorce in Singapore.
ABOUT PKWA LAW
At PKWA Law, our team of Family Lawyers are consistently named as leading Singapore divorce lawyers by respected independent legal publications such as Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific, Asian Legal Business, Singapore Business Review, Global Law Experts and Doyle’s Guide to Singapore Family Lawyers.
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