In order to commence civil divorce proceedings in Singapore, one of the parties filing for divorce is required to fulfill the following requirements:
- Be domiciled in Singapore during the commencement of divorce proceedings (‘domicile’ means to treat Singapore as a permanent home).
- Residing in Singapore for a minimum of 3 years, before divorce proceedings are commenced; and
- Have been married for a minimum of 3 years, except where the party filing for divorce has suffered unbearable hardship or exceptionally cruel behaviour.
Please get in touch if you are unsure about your eligibility situation.