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Don’t play the waiting game – why is procrastination common in divorce proceedings

Reading Time: 3 minutesGetting a divorce is a difficult situation to come to terms with, and it certainly doesn’t happen overnight. A couple going through a divorce normally faces a myriad of emotions – failure, fear, disappointment, anger and unhappiness. Lawyer Rajan Chettiar explains the reasons why procrastination is common in divorce proceedings. It can take a long […]

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A step-by-step checklist to prenuptial agreement in Singapore

Reading Time: 8 minutesDivorce is stressful Divorce is ranked as the second most stressful life event on the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, following the death of a spouse and two places before imprisonment and death of a close family member. “Divorce is deceptive. Legally it is a single event, but psychologically it is a chain – sometimes […]

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Proving Adultery in Divorce Under Singapore Law

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds Adultery is defined as the voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone who is not his/her spouse. Irretrievable breakdown of marriage is the sole ground for divorce in Singapore You can file for divorce on the ground of irretrievable breakdown of marriage (on account of adultery) if your […]

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Getting Started on a Divorce – A Step by Step Guide

Reading Time: 7 minutes“We go to great lengths to avoid it. And yet we do it all the same: We marry the wrong person,” writes the author and philosopher Alain de Botton. Married individuals may think that when there is no more love, there is no longer any meaning in staying married. At this stage, many individuals re-channel […]

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Postnuptial Agreement in Singapore

Reading Time: 5 minutesYou may have read about the fancy prenuptial agreements signed by famous Hollywood couples or read about the fallout from the divorce when a couple has no agreement in hand. But did you know about postnuptial agreement? What is it and is it necessary? What is a postnuptial agreement in Singapore? A postnuptial agreement is […]

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Pave the way to an amicable divorce settlement – Tips from a lawyer

Reading Time: 2 minutesContrary to popular belief, there is no clear winner or loser in a divorce – everyone involved loses something. Approximately 80% of divorce cases are settled, but reaching an amicable settlement is another story altogether. Very often, estranged couples approach settlement the wrong way, further complicating the situation. Your ultimate goal should be to reach […]

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Muslim Divorce in Singapore

Reading Time: 8 minutesCivil divorce cases for Non-Muslims are usually heard in the Family Justice Court under the Women’s Charter, but when the case involves Muslims, or where the persons were married under Muslim law, only the Syariah Court of Singapore has the authority to hear and make decisions on Muslim divorce cases under the Administration of Muslim […]

Divorce for expats and foreigners in Singapore

Reading Time: 8 minutesIt can be daunting and seemingly complex when you are an expat or a foreigner living in Singapore, contemplating divorce or being confronted with one. You might not be familiar with the law and your rights here. The objective of this article is to simplify and explain the law clearly and in a practical way. […]

How to Resolve Parenting Conflicts Out of Court – Tips from a Matrimonial Lawyer

Reading Time: 3 minutesParenting conflicts can arise from different parenting  styles  Quite often, conflicts in parenting style can lead to marital breakdown and at its worst, can manifest during the divorce process. It is clear that we are born and raised differently and no one shares the same childhood experience. It’s very rare to have parents agree completely […]

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Ending a marriage that is less than three years

Reading Time: 3 minutesMany reasons why marriages come to an end There are many reasons as to why a marriage comes to an end. According to the Singapore Department of Statistics Report, the top two main reasons for divorces in 2016 are “unreasonable behaviour” (53.5%) and “having lived apart or separated for three years or more” (42.5%). The […]

Prenuptial Agreements in Singapore

Reading Time: 7 minutesWhat is a prenuptial agreement? A prenuptial agreement (or ‘prenup’) is an agreement made before a marriage, which attempts to set out the distribution of assets in the event of a divorce. It is similar to a founders’ agreement in two respects—firstly, both are typically drafted prior to entering a partnership. Secondly, both involve preparing […]