This infographic provides detailed information on filing for divorce in Singapore. It talks about essential pointers that one needs to be aware of before proceeding to file for divorce.
To file for divorce in Singapore, you need to be married for 3 years, be domiciled or be a Singapore citizen or be a habitual resident in Singapore for at least 3 years when you initiate divorce proceedings.
There is only one ground for getting a divorce; that the marriage has irretrievably broken down.
Facts to prove "irretrievable breakdown" include:
The Defendant committed adultery and the Plaintiff finds it intolerable to live with the Defendant.
The Defendant has behaved in such a manner that the Plaintiff cannot reasonably be expected to live with him/her.
The Defendant has deserted the Plaintiff for 2 years without any intention of returning.
Parties have lived apart for 3 years, and the Defendant consents to divorce or Parties have lived apart for 4 years (Without both parties' consent).
In Singapore, be it a contested or an uncontested divorce proceeding, it will have two stages; Stage 1: Dissolution of marriage and Stage 2: Ancillary matters stage.