In Singapore, Divorce applications filed with the help of a divorce lawyer are heard by the Family Justice Courts system and regulated by the Women’s Charter. Divorce proceedings in Singapore consist of 2 stages.
In the first stage, it is determined whether the marital relationship has indeed broken down between the spouses. It is followed by an interim judgment of divorce granted by the court.
The second stage decides issues relating to the division of assets, custody of children any other Ancillaries issues. Only after these matters have been adjudicated is a final judgment rendered by the court.