Terms in a Deed of Separation

deed of separation

A deed of separation sets out the date on which parties decide to separate, and the terms on which they shall organise their affairs during this period of separation.

Requirements of a deed of separation

You would need you to tell your Singapore divorce lawyer the terms upon which you and your spouse wish to separate.

For instance:

  • Who shall have care and custody of the child in the interim?
  • What are the access arrangement to the parent who does not have care and control of the child?
  • What are the maintenance (i.e. financial) arrangements relating to the child?
  • Is the wife to also receive a maintenance sum from the Husband?
  • Who is going to live in the matrimonial property?
  • How are joint account monies to be dealt with?

This list is not exhaustive, and you may include any other agreements that you may have.


There is usually a deadline for a deed of separation, whereby parties will review whether or not to proceed with a divorce at that deadline, or to continue with separation.

You can decide this point of reviewing between yourselves.

If you require legal representation for such a matter, kindly contact Gloria James-Civetta & Co, to get the legal advice you need.

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