Uncontested Divorce Flowchart - Singapore Divorce Lawyers

Uncontested Divorce Flowchart

With Agreed Terms
Begin
1
Agree

with your spouse on the following issues

2
Engage

our Specialist Family Lawyer

3
Draft

the uncontested and simplified divorce papers

  • Writ of Divorce
  • Statement of Claim
  • Statement of Particulars
  • Draft Interim Judgement
  • CPF Checklist (if applicable)

*The Defendant is at liberty to seek independent legal advice on the draft papers

4
Affirm

the agreed divorce papers before a Commissioner for Oaths at our law firm

5
File

the uncontested and simplified divorce papers in court on your behalf

Approx 1 month
6
Uncontested Divorce Hearing Date (UD)

The court will fix the matter for hearing & Parties are not required to attend court

7
Interim Judgment (IJ)

The court will grant the IJ on the day of the UD

3 month
8
Final Judgment (FJ)

The IJ will be made final 3 months after. Certificate of Final Judgment issued. Divorce proceedings concluded.

End

Reason for breakdown of the marriage

  • Adultery
  • Unreasonable Behaviour
  • Desertion
  • Separation for 3 years with consent
  • Separation for 4 years without consent

Care and living arrangements for the child

Custody: Joint custody or Sole custody

Care and Control: Mother or Father or Shared

Access: Supervised or Reasonable or Liberal Frequency and duration of access

Division of Matrimonial Assets

Purchased / acquired during marriage e.g monies in bank a/cs, shares, insurance policies, family car, HDB / private property

If HDB / Private property:

  • Is there an outstanding mortgage loan?
  • Were CPF monies utilized to purchase the flat?
  • Do parties intend to sell / take over / surrender the flat?
  • How are the net sale profits / losses going to be divided?

Maintenance

How much maintenance for spouse and/or child?

  • Personal expenses per month
  • Parties’ monthly incomes

Types of maintenance orders

  • No order / Nominal $1 maintenance for spouse
  • Lump sum / periodic maintenance payments of $____ for spouse and/or child

Cost

Who bears the legal fees?

  • Shared equally
  • Borne by one party
  • Each party bears their own legal fees (if they seek independent legal advice)
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