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.
- 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.