Filing for Divorce: When to Consider Legal Representation

mutually agreed divorce

Embarking on the divorce journey can be complex and emotionally taxing, requiring careful consideration of various legal aspects.

Understanding when to seek a lawyer’s expertise is crucial in navigating this challenging time.

This guide aims to clarify the circumstances under which legal assistance is advisable for a smoother and more informed divorce process.

Evaluating the nature of your divorce scenario is important before taking the significant step of initiating a divorce.

While in some cases, proceeding without legal representation might seem feasible, it is only recommended under a specific set of conditions:

  • There are no children in the marriage.
  • Absence of any shared assets acquired before and during the marriage.
  • A minimum of three years’ marriage.
  • Knowledge of your spouse’s whereabouts and their readiness to sign the divorce paperwork.
Conversely, the engagement of a divorce lawyer becomes essential under any of the following circumstances:

  • Disagreements with your spouse regarding the division of assets. (e.g. matrimonial home)
  • Suspicions of your spouse concealing assets.
  • Persistent conflicts and disputes with your spouse.
  • Irreconcilable differences concerning child support, custody arrangements, or parenting plans.
  • Your spouse has enlisted the services of a lawyer.

In an uncontested divorce, where both parties mutually agree to the terms of the dissolution of the marriage and are prepared to sign the necessary paperwork, legal advice is still highly recommended.

Our matrimonial law team are here to answer any queries you might have about the legal representation or the divorce process in general.

If you find yourself seeking further clarification, please reach out to us.

Mutually Agreed Divorce Packages at GJC Law

  • Package 1

    No Property & No Children
  • Package 2

    Children, Maintenance & Property
  • The services below apply to both packages:
    • Free 30 Minute Consultation
    • Taking Instructions
    • Collecting Documents
    • Standard Query Form to HDB (For package 2)
    • Drafting Divorce Papers, Statement of Claim, Statement of Particulars, Writ of Divorce, Draft Interim Judgment
    • Preparing setting down papers for Uncontested Divorce
    • Simplified Divorce Form
    • AEIC for Divorce
    • Requesting for Divorce Hearing Date
    • Extracting Interim Judgement
    • Extracting Final Judgement

Mutually Agreed Divorce Flowchart

Need Help to Reach Full Agreement with your Spouse to Avoid Court Proceedings?

At GJC Law, we proudly offer specialized divorce mediation services to provide couples with a cost-effective and collaborative way to navigate their divorce.

Our approach centres around facilitating constructive discussions between you and your spouse.

We understand the challenges in reaching agreements on various issues during a divorce, and our mediators are skilled in guiding couples towards mutually beneficial solutions.

By choosing GJC Law for your divorce mediation, you can avoid the expense and delays often associated with traditional divorce litigation, ensuring a smoother, more amicable resolution to your marital dissolution.

Let us help you transition through this phase with the support, efficiency, and respect you deserve.

Want to know more? Please email us.

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Our goal is to help you find a resolution that works for you.

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