Getting a divorce is often a traumatic and complex process. It includes dealing with financial and personal issues. Each country has its own unique laws and requirements for Divorce. If you are willing to suspend your marriage in Singapore you will need to go through the specific divorce procedure. Initially, couples are encouraged to take expert advice such as marriage counsellors to see if the marriage dispute can possibly be resolved. When these alternatives have been explored and any settlement option is closed, it is advisable for couples to seek legal counsel. The divorce law in Singapore can be complicated for those who have no idea of legal separation process.
A divorce lawyer can guide couples to getting divorce that will help them through tough times. Singapore court will only grant a divorce to the couple if it is satisfied that their marriage has "permanently broken down". In order to provide evidence that marriage has broken down, Couple must show the existence of at least one of the mentioned grounds:
- That spouse has betrayed the partner (i.e. had consensual sexual relations with a person other than partner), and that you find it intolerable to live with him/her.
- That your spouse has behaved badly that you cannot afford to live with him/her (for instance, your spouse has committed physical violence against you).
- Spouse has isolated you for a continuous period of two years or more.
- A Couple has been living separately continuous for at least three years or more.
- If couples are living apart for a continuous period of at least 4 years, divorce can be proceeded without spouse consent. You can file a divorce in the Singapore courts even if you got married overseas, however the divorce condition in such cases are:
- Either you or your partner has lived in Singapore for a period of three years just before your divorce filing.
- Either you or your partner has Singapore nationality before filing divorce case.
Because of such tough divorce procedures many couples choose to hire a best divorce lawyer to help them through this confusing legal process.