Grounds for Divorce in Singapore
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Grounds for Divorce

In Singapore, civil divorce cases are governed by the Women’s Charter. In this article, we will talk through the legal grounds for divorce in Singapore. Eligibility and restrictions to file for divorce According to sections 93 and 94 of the Women’s Charter, the following eligibility requirements must be met to file for divorce in Singapore: At least one of the parties must be domiciled in Singapore at the time the...

10.25.2020
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Child Custody vs. Care & Control

Introduction During a divorce, child custody is often the main issue of contention. The main statute governing child custody in Singapore is called The Guardianship of Infants Act, and it is supplemented by the Administration of Muslim Law Act, and the Women’s Charter. Under the Women’s Charter, a ‘child’ is defined as a child of a marriage who is currently under the age of 21 years old. Custody vs Care...

08.5.2020
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prenuptial agreement
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Should we get a Prenuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial agreement (which can also sometimes be known as an antenuptial agreement) is an agreement made by a husband and wife, prior to their marriage, which sets out what would happen in the event of their divorce. An agreement like this may cover any issue which can be the subject of ancillary proceedings – including the division of matrimonial assets, maintenance, and children. The prenuptial agreement is often seen...

08.5.2020
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Domestic violence abuse victim
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Getting a Personal Protection Order

If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being a victim of family violence, what can you do about it? In Singapore, there are several types of protection you may apply for to protect yourself from an abusive family member. According to the Women’s Charter, a Personal Protection Order (PPO) can be applied for by a family member, or on behalf of another family member (perhaps a minor or...

08.2.2020
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Man signing annulment of marriage papers
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Marriage Annulment: An Overview

Picture the scene – you’ve just got married, but you’re discovering that things just aren’t working out. Do you have to wait a whole three years before ending things? The answer is – no, you may not have to. Before they can commence a divorce, parties (who must satisfy the jurisdiction requirement) need to wait three years from the date of marriage, according to Singapore law. But, if it ‘isn’t...

08.2.2020
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Separation in Divorce
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Should you get a Deed of Separation?

One of the legal grounds for divorce in Singapore is legal separation (that is, separation for 3 years preceding the filing of a divorce and with the spouse’s consent). Therefore, a Deed of Separation can be an essential tool for addressing the most important matters when a couple decides to separate temporarily, or for good. It is not a public document (it is known only to the spouses and possibly...

07.27.2020
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A couple are separated by divorce
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Divorce Procedure and Requirements

Eligibility and Jurisdiction Prior to commencing divorce proceedings, it is necessary to consider whether the Singapore Court has jurisdiction over the matter. In order for the Singapore Courts to have jurisdiction over the hearing of divorce proceedings, one or both of the parties: Must be domiciled in Singapore when divorce proceedings commence Must have been habitually resident in Singapore for at least 3 years immediately before the divorce proceedings are...

07.8.2020
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