Conditions To Get Divorce From Your Spouse In Singapore

Sep 3rd 2015 at 2:07 AM

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Divorce is a term given to termination of marital union. In most of the countries, it is arbitrated by Family Court and same is the case in Singapore also. You can file the case of separation from your spouse in Singapore if either of you have Singapore Citizenship or have lived in the country for more than three years before applying for a divorce. However, if you are married under Syariah Law or if any of the partners is Muslim then are such case you can file the divorce only in Syariah Court in Singapore.

Condition to get Divorce

As per the divorce law of Singapore, to file or get a divorce in the country, court ask you for some proofs before allowing you to get separated from your spouse. Here are the facts required for divorce filing:

- Any unreasonable behavior of spouse

  • Adultery
  • Separation for minimum two years from your partner with no intention of coming back.
  • If both the partners are ready to get the divorce then in that case both of them should be separated from each other for more than three years.
  • If any of the partners is not ready for the legal separation then in such case divorce will be given only if they are separated for minimum four years.

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Married for Just three years

However, if you are married for three years or less than that, then in such case by getting the permission of singapore court referred as “leave of Court” can be granted to you if you have any of the mentioned proofs:

- You have endured through extreme hardship

- Behavior of your spouse towards you has been exceptionally bad

However, you should take these excuses to the court of Singapore only if this is the only way to part away from your spouse, as the court will find much more reason for your partner and you to reconcile, considering the interests or benefits of your children if any.

Proceedings of Divorce

Divorce law in Singapore comprises mainly of two steps:

  1. Interim Judgment – The family court will only decide whether you should get a divorce with your spouse or not.
  2. Final Judgment – The family court deals with secondary matters that include children pertaining (if any), or the assets owned.

Once the final judgment has been made, one can remarry.

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