First stage focuses on the outcome of divorce
Second stage focuses on ancillary matters such as child custody, assets and maintenance
Requirements To Apply For Divorce
If you are filing for divorce or learning how to file for divorce, you should meet these requirements:
Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident (Singapore PR)
Minimum three years living in Singapore
Domiciled in Singapore
You Cannot Apply For Divorce If
Married for less than three years, unless permission is granted from the court
Married under the Muslim law
If you need more information, you may visit Singapore Statutes Online.
Legal Requirements For Divorce
One or more of the following points must be proven to be true:
Behavior that you are unable to live with reasonably
Deserted you for more than two years
Separated for three years if either party agree to the divorce
Separated for four years if either party does not agree to the divorce
How To Apply For Divorce In Singapore?
You may either seek help from a professional divorce lawyer or prepare these documents on your own.
The person who applies for a divorce is known as plaintiff and your spouse is the defendant.
Process & Procedure For Divorce
Most couples struggle a lot in obtaining child custody. The court generally looks for the following when deciding on child custody:
Personality and ability to raise children
Relationship with the child
Physical and mental well-being and
Motive for seeking child custody
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