Under the Women’s Charter, the only ground for divorce is the marriage has irretrievably broken down. You will be required to prove that the marriage has irretrievably broken down by proving any one of the following facts.
COMMON QUESTIONS ON DIVORCE IN SINGAPORE
What are the grounds for divorce?
Under the Women’s Charter, the only ground for divorce is the marriage has irretrievably broken down. You will be required to prove that the marriage has irretrievably broken down by proving any one of the following facts:
3 years of separation with consent
4 years’ separation (consent not required).
What is considered to be “adultery’?
Adultery only refers to sexual intercourse between a man and a woman when at least one of them is married to someone else. Flirting, or any other kind of sexual activity that stops short of sex is not adultery.
Does the court give me a better deal if my spouse has committed adultery?
No, the fact that someone has committed adultery has no impact on how children custody, division of matrimonial assets and maintenance issues are decided.
What is the easiest way to get a divorce?
In Singapore, if you and your spouse can agree on a divorce and all terms of agreement relating to children, property and maintenance, then you can apply for a Simplified Uncontested Divorce. In a Simplified Uncontested Divorce, your divorce can be granted within one month (provisional divorce) and finalised 3 months later. Both you and your spouse are not required to attend court.
Do I qualify for a divorce in Singapore?
You can file for a divorce in Singapore if you or your spouse:
are a Singapore Citizen
have lived in Singapore for at least three years
are domiciled in Singapore
So, if you are a foreigner, you can apply for a divorce in Singapore so long as you have lived in Singapore for at least 3 years.
How long is the divorce process?
Within 4 months if your divorce is friendly and uncontested (1 month for Interim Judgment and 3 months for Final Judgement).
If your divorce is contested, your divorce may take up to 1 year.
How much are the divorce fees?
At PKWA Law, our divorce fees are fixed, clear and transparent, and start from $900 all in.
PKWA Law’s divorce fees are clear, reasonable and transparent.
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