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Specialist Divorce Lawyer in Singapore

Each divorce case is different so using a single approach to manage each case isn’t the right solution. To manage your individual case, a professional family lawyer for divorce is essential who can guide you about the different options available along with pleading your case in the light of laws and regulations to which the courts are bound.

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Why do I need a specialist divorce lawyers?

Well, you might not think that you need the professional help but the divorce lawyers in Singapore can be of great help in the entire process. Here we are stating a few benefits hiring a family divorce lawyer:

Get diverse range of options:

As a nonprofessional, you might not have an idea of the options that you have when dealing with a divorce but an informed family lawyer for divorce can highlight all the options pointing towards the best option that you can avail of in a particular scenario.

Legal help:

You can get some legal help from the lawyer even if everything else between the partners is already settled. The court would require the family divorce lawyer to plead it fully with legal stature. So, here is when the family divorce lawyer can help.

Shift your legal burden:

The divorce process is already burdensome for people, so shifting the legal burden to someone who knows what he/she is doing would be better and you can easily concentrate on the mental and emotional well-being.

Extra ordinary situation:

If you have some extra ordinary situation like a partner living in a foreign country or handling your divorce when you are not in Singapore, then you need expert in expat divorce Singapore. An experienced person can handle such cases with great ease.

These are some of the reasons that would compel you to hire specialist divorce lawyers or hire expat divorce Singapore specialist for your divorce cases and family issues.

End of Marriage

Dissolution of Marriage

I want to end my marriage/divorce what do I do ?

We understand that divorce is a difficult and daunting prospect to many clients. You should first consult a lawyer on your options and the processes.

Options

Contested / Uncontested

The parties should decide whether you and your spouse want to proceed with the Divorce on an uncontested or contested basis. When parties do not agree on Divorce and/or matters relating to the flat, children or other issues, then the Divorce is termed “contested”. When parties agree on all issues then it is “uncontested”. Divorce matters can proceed as “contested” and can turn “uncontested” due to your lawyers’ work and the agreement by parties.

Simplified / Normal

If all matters are agreed then parties together can proceed on Simplified Divorce. Parties can through their lawyers prepare all the relevant papers, signed by both parties and filed as Simplified Divorce. This Divorce is completed within a much shorter time compared to the Normal Divorce. Contested/Normal Divorce may take from 6 months to more than 18 months depending on the contentious nature of various issues (children, maintenance, assets). Uncontested/Simplified Divorce may take up to 5 months to complete. It is therefore preferable to proceed on Uncontested/Simplified Divorce.

Process

You can initiate divorce proceedings against your spouse by filing a Writ for Divorce and other relevant court documents prepared by your lawyers in the Family Justice Courts.

Divorce proceedings involve two-stages – the divorce and ancillary stages. The divorce stage deals with your marital union with your spouse, while the ancillary stage deals with other issues, which as your property, your children, your assets, and many more.

The relevant documents and processes are set out in the Family Justice Courts Website. Click here for more details. The filed documents are then served personally on the spouse (Defendant). Please Click here for more details on what is a personal service.

Who will get the house in a divorce? What happens if my husband/ wife is hiding their property? Can I still get the house even though I didn’t contribute financially towards it?

HDB Flat

In most marriages parties own at least a HDB flat. What should happen to this flat upon Divorce? How should it be divided? Can it be retained for the wife and children? Should it be surrendered? Can it be sold?

Our Family Law Specialist with extensive experience in this area would be able to advice you on what would be the best possible outcome with the facts you can provide to them. Whether the minimum occupation period has expired? What was your monetary and non-monetary contribution to this marriage etc. Whether there are any assets being concealed by the other spouse. Please call us for free consultation at 68370259. Click here for more details

Division of Matrimonial Assets

For parties currently undergoing divorce, the division of matrimonial assets is often the biggest issue. Your matrimonial assets usually include your bank savings, your fixed deposits, your investments, your CPF monies, insurance policies, and your other assets which have been accrued during the marriage or have been substantially improved throughout your marriage.

Our divorce specialists are experienced in disputes relating to the division of matrimonial assets, and will be able to advise you on the right percentage of division by applying existing legal principles.

Every case is unique and different. Click here for more details