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Handling your own divorce proceedings can and will make a bad situation worse.

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To be eligible to get divorced in Singapore, you need to be able to prove these:

  1. You must have been married for a minimum of three (3) years.
  2. You must have been staying in Singapore for at least three (3) years before commencing with the divorce proceedings.

If you do not meet the above criteria, please reach out to us so that we may be able to find a solution for you. 

You will not be able to proceed with your divorce in Singapore if you have been married for less than three (3) years. 

You may wish to consider having your marriage annulled instead. 

Please note that annulment proceedings in Singapore are being strictly monitored by the Family Court Judges. It is advisable that you speak to us first before you commence with your application. 

A Divorce needs to have the following issues addressed during the proceedings:

  1. The Dissolution of the marriage;
  2. The Custody, Care & Control of the Child(ren);
  3. The Division of the Matrimonial Assets;
  4. The Maintenance payable to the Wife; and
  5. The Maintenance payable to the Child(ren).

If parties are able to come to an agreement on the abovementioned issues, they will be able to get divorced under the Simplified Divorce Proceedings (Uncontested Divorce) in Singapore. 

If there is ANY dispute whatsoever, then parties will have to proceed through the normal course of divorce proceedings (Contested Divorce) in Singapore.

An Uncontested Divorce typically takes four (4) months to conclude from the date of the application.

Contested Divorce proceedings can take between four (4) months to eighteen (18) months to conclude. Typically,  the more disputes there are in the proceedings, the longer the proceedings take to conclude.

An Uncontested Divorce typically costs between S$2,000.00 to S$5,000.00 in Singapore. The cost varies due to the complexity in the matter.

Contested Divorce typically costs between S$6,000.00 and upwards in Singapore. It is difficult to give you an estimate of the final costs involved as some matters may be resolved earlier and will cost less. We have handled a few extremely long and acrimonious divorce proceedings in which the costs amounted to about S$40,000.00. 

Do speak to us so that we can give you a more accurate quote for your matter. 

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