Grounds for Divorce

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The only ground for divorce in Singapore is the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. To show that the marriage has irretrievably broken down, you need to prove ONE of the five possible situations as laid down in s 95(3) of the Women’s Charter.

That is:
  • adultery and Intolerability,
  • unreasonable behaviour,
  • desertion for 2 years,
  • Living apart (for 3 years with consent, or living apart for 4 years)

The most commonly relied on reason is the unreasonable behaviour of the other spouse.

In our articles, we explore the grounds for divorce in Singapore, and share some of the frequently asked questions by our clients that we would like to share with you.

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Grounds for Divorce

The only ground for divorce in Singapore is the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. To show that the marriage has irretrievably broken down, you need to prove ONE of the five possible situations as laid down in s 95(3) of the Women’s Charter.

That is:
  • adultery and Intolerability,
  • unreasonable behaviour,
  • desertion for 2 years,
  • Living apart (for 3 years with consent, or living apart for 4 years)

The most commonly relied on reason is the unreasonable behaviour of the other spouse.

In our articles, we explore the grounds for divorce in Singapore, and share some of the frequently asked questions by our clients that we would like to share with you.