UNCONTESTED DIVORCE FEES SINGAPORE IN 2021 – WHAT IS THE CHEAPEST WAY TO GET A DIVORCE IN SINGAPORE?
At PKWA Law, our fees for our popular Uncontested Divorce Fee Packages start from just $1200.
HOW MUCH DOES AN UNCONTESTED DIVORCE COST IN SINGAPORE?
There is no question that the most convenient way to get a divorce in Singapore is by going for an Uncontested Simplified Divorce.
At PKWA Law, our fees for our popular Uncontested Divorce Fee Packages are simple and affordable. Our fees start from $1200.
Our fixed fees include all court filing fees, disbursements and unlimited meetings with our lawyers.
Our Popular Fixed Fee Uncontested Divorce
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is a “Simplified” or “Uncontested Divorce” in Singapore?
A: A Simplified or Uncontested divorce basically means that both spouses agree to a divorce and all ancillary issues. The agreement must be reached before the divorce papers are filed to enable your lawyer to file the papers in the fast track simplified divorce hearing in the Family Court. You should then obtain your Interim Judgment in 4 weeks.
Q: What are the areas my spouse and I need to agree on?
A: The common areas of agreement are usually centred on the following:
a. What is the ground of divorce?
Do you and your spouse agree that divorce is to proceed on one party’s unreasonable behaviour, adultery, desertion or separation?
b. Who has the children?
Both spouses must agree on who will have care and control of the children. The children live with the party having care and control, and that spouse has the right to make daily living decisions for the children.
Next, your spouse and you must agree on the frequency of access that the other party has to the children. Is it reasonable, supervised or liberal access?
Both parties should also agree on whether they both will have joint custody of the children. Having “joint custody” means both parties must agree on the major issues of children education, hospitalisation and choice of religion. The norm in Singapore is to have “joint custody”, and we encourage parties to adopt “joint custody” unless it is clear that joint custody will not be in the children’s best interests.
c. How are assets to be divided?
The most obvious asset that has to be divided is the matrimonial home. There are several common options when it comes to division of the matrimonial home and they are:
sale of the matrimonial property in the open market.
husband purchases the matrimonial home from the wife.
wife purchases the matrimonial home from the husband.
the matrimonial home is transferred to one party.
The division of matrimonial assets can be quite tricky, especially if it involves outstanding bank loans, HDB flat eligibility and CPF monies. You will need an experienced divorce specialist (preferably with conveyancing background) to help you.
You and your spouse must also agree on who is to pay the children’s monthly maintenance and the amount of such maintenance. If the wife is not working or does not earn much, there should also be a consensus on whether and how much the husband pays wife maintenance.
Q: How quick can PKWA Law obtain my Uncontested Divorce?
A: If your spouse is co-operative, we normally obtain the Interim Judgment (conditional divorce) within 1 month of filing the papers.
After that, you should get your Final Judgment 3 months later. This concludes the divorce proceedings.
Q: Is my attendance in court necessary?
A: No. We will do everything for you.
Q: Is my spouse’s attendance in court necessary?
A: No. We will do everything for you.
Q: What is a “Contested Divorce” in Singapore?
A. When a divorce is contested, the husband and wife cannot agree on the divorce, children custody, and how to divide their assets and maintenance. The Family Court Judge will hear the case and make the necessary decisions for them.
A Contested Divorce will take a longer time and will cost more money than an Uncontested Divorce.
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