Uncontested Divorce Lawyer in Singapore – Getting an Uncontested Divorce in 5 Simple Steps

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Here is our five step guide to get a quick uncomplicated divorce using the Simple Uncontested Divorce approach.

Simplified Uncontested Divorce - A five-step guide to ending your marriage in Singapore

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Uncontested Divorce Lawyer in Singapore – Getting an Uncontested Divorce in 5 Simple Steps

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Once you have decided to divorce, the process may appear daunting.  If you have children and finances to sort out, we recommend that you seek legal advice to protect yourself.

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If you and your spouse are able to agree to a divorce and all ancillary issues at the start, we recommend that you commence divorce using the Simplified Uncontested Divorce route.

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At PKWA Law, we specialise in getting both contested divorce and uncontested divorce.  If your divorce is uncontested, we are normally able to get your Interim judgment (provisional divorce) within 1 month, and your Final Judgment (final divorce) 3 months after that.

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PKWA LAW’S fees for a simple uncontested divorce are one of the most affordable in Singapore – starting from just $1,500.  PKWA Law’s fixed fees for an uncontested divorce are as follows:

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Here is our five step guide to get a quick uncomplicated divorce using the Simple Uncontested Divorce approach.

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1.  Decide the reason for divorce

Under Singapore law,  the only ground for divorce is that the marriage has irretrievably broken down.  To show irretrievable breakdown, you must cite one of five reasons for divorce.  These 5 factual reasons are 3 years separation with consent, 4 years separation, adultery, unreasonable behaviour, and desertion.

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2.  Decide who the children are going to live with

In Singapore, it is common for parties to have joint custody.  This means both parties have the right to make major decisions for the children.  You should not be fighting over custody, as it is not common for the courts to award sole custody as the courts want to encourage joint parenting.

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Next, you need to agree with your spouse on who is going to look after the children on a daily basis.  This is called care and control.  The children will live with the parent who has care and control.   The other parent will normally have reasonable access.

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3.  Decide what is going to happen to the house and other assets

You will need to split up the matrimonial house either by sale in the open market or by selling, transferring to each other.  This is a tricky area as you will need to comply with HDB requirements for an open market sale if you own a HDB flat.  If you are unable to fulfil HDB requirements for an open market sale, you may wish to consider if one of you can take over the flat (again subject to HDB rules).

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You should also come to a solution with your spouse on how to divide the rest of the matrimonial assets.

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Financial issues are very complex and it may be difficult for you to resolve with your spouse.  It is therefore imperative to get an experienced and good divorce lawyer to help you in the process. If you wish to find out more about your entitlement and rights in division of matrimonial assets, please read here.

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 4.  Decide on maintenance for the spouse and children

It is not always the case that the ex wife is entitled to maintenance.  This depends on the facts of the case.  However, children must be provided for.  You and/or your spouse should agree on the amount of maintenance for the children and who is paying for it.

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5.   File the divorce papers

There are several sets and types of divorce papers that have to be filed.  We will take care   of all the paper work for you.   Once the papers are filed, we are normally able to obtain the Interim Judgment (provisional divorce) within 1 month, and Final Judgment (conclusion of divorce case) 3 months after that.  Once you get the Final Judgment, you are free to re-marry.

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ABOUT PKWA Law

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Established since 1988, PKWA Law is one of Singapore’s largest family law firms, specialising in divorce law, family law, wills and probate. We are consistently named as a leading family law firm by respected legal publications such as Asian Legal Business, Singapore Business Review, Global Law Experts and Doyle’s Guide to Singapore Family Lawyers.  Our team of family lawyers are accredited specialist Collaborative Family Lawyers with the Singapore Mediation Centre.

Conveniently located at HDB Hub, PKWA Family Law charges affordable fixed fees that are catered for the average Singaporean.

Contact us at tel 6854-5336 for a free first consultation.

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Have a question? Contact PKWA Law today for your free consultation.
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