8 reasons why divorce clients use a specialist divorce lawyer even when their divorce is uncontested
Most couples going through a divorce would want to make sure their divorce lawyers deal with the division of assets and properties properly because of the amount of money involved.
PKWA Law is one of Singapore’s largest family law firms specializing in divorce law, and our team of family lawyers are accredited specialist Collaborative Family Lawyers with the Singapore Mediation Centre. At PKWA Law, we offer a free one-time consultation. Our uncontested divorce fees start from just $1,200.
8 reasons why you need a good divorce lawyer for your simplified uncontested divorce
In Singapore, parties can file for a simplified uncontested divorce proceedings if they both agree to a divorce and ancillary matters.
Most divorce clients in Singapore do not file the divorce papers themselves even when their divorce is friendly. Most divorce couples also do not typically engage the cheapest lawyer to do it for them.
There are several reasons why parties will still engage a good specialist divorce lawyer even when their divorce is amicable and uncontested.
1. Get It Right From The Start
Most couples understand that an uncontested divorce is not as simple or straightforward as it appears to be. The forms are not easy to understand. If you forgot to mention certain issues relating to children, maintenance or division of assets, it would be extremely difficult to re-open the case, not to mention the substantially higher legal fees you would have to pay.
Questions as to what should happen to the matrimonial home, what are HDB rules on sale or retention of a HDB flat, how other assets should be divided and how much maintenance is payable to the wife and the children are all important questions that you can get help if you engage a specialist divorce lawyer.
A divorce order that is incorrectly or poorly drafted will also cause problems later down the road.
It is better to get your divorce done right from the start to avoid spending unnecessary time and money later on.
2. Affordable Fees
The legal fees to engage a specialist divorce lawyer for an uncontested divorce are extremely affordable. For instance, at PKWA Law, clients pay just just $2,200 all in for an uncontested divorce with children , maintenance and properties. Divorce clients therefore use PKWA Law to ensure that their children and property issues are done properly and all issues are covered.
3. Amount Of Money Involved
Properties in Singapore are expensive and worth a lot of money. Most divorce clients going through a divorce would want to make sure their divorce lawyers deal with the division of assets and properties properly because of the amount of money involved.
4. The value of having expert legal advice
You should engage the services of an experienced family lawyer you can trust. The lack of good legal representation may result in you receiving a smaller-than-fair share of the matrimonial assets or having unfair visitation rights to your children that will affect your long-term relationship with them.
5. Know Your Rights
Negotiating and doing up your own financial agreement without a specialist divorce lawyer, can seem the cheapest and easiest way to a settlement.
But it can be complex and there are many things you may fail to consider.
When you use a specialist family lawyer, your lawyer will help you understand your rights and the full implications of any agreements and decisions you make. It will also ensure that any agreement is legally binding.
Clearly, it is of utmost importance to engage a good specialist divorce lawyer, such that he/she is able to advise you on the law and what you are legally entitled to. A good divorce lawyer is one who will listen to your case, provide you with sound advice, and ensure that your rights are protected before arranging for you to sign the divorce papers.
6. Never Agree to a Divorce Settlement Without A Lawyer
Since legal fees are affordable and reasonable, it makes sense to engage a specialist divorce lawyer to draft the divorce papers if you are the one initiating divorce. If you are the party responding to a divorce, you should also get a divorce specialist to check the terms.
If you agree to a divorce without using a lawyer, you may end up spending even more money and time to change the divorce order when you realise that it was not in your favour.
7. Knowledge of the Law
Having a good divorce lawyer handle your case means that the lawyer is likely to have extensive experience in handling various types of family law matters (uncontested divorce, contested divorce, child custody matters etc.), as they manage such cases on a daily basis. This lawyer would be familiar with and highly knowledgeable about the legal documents required for a divorce as well as the court process.
As the law is ever changing, it would be prudent to engage a lawyer who specializes in family law to ensure that you will be advised on the law and its recent developments. A good divorce lawyer will also be able to help identify issues that parties may not necessarily have discussed or considered, ensuring that parties are not missing anything material. This may prevent potential issues from arising after the conclusion of the divorce proceedings, saving parties time and costs in the long run.
8. Peace of Mind
If you do the divorce yourself or use a lawyer who did not advise you properly, you may not have covered all the issues up front. Thus, if you omitted children issues or financial claims, or they were not drafted properly, problems will arise and you will need to spend even more money to amend the court orders.
Divorce, whether contested or uncontested, can be emotionally draining and stressful for parties. A good divorce lawyer is one who will hear your case, provide you with sound advice and guide you through the legal process, ensuring that your rights are protected. Engaging a good divorce lawyer affords you the peace of mind that you are not being taken advantage of by your spouse, even if you have little knowledge of the relevant law.
Simply put, it is crucial to have legal representation by a good and competent lawyer in a divorce, whether contested or uncontested. PKWA Law is one of Singapore’s largest family law firms specializing in divorce law, and our team of family lawyers are accredited specialist Collaborative Family Lawyers with the Singapore Mediation Centre. At PKWA Law, we offer a free one-time consultation. Our uncontested divorce fees start from just $1,200.
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