How to File for Divorce in Singapore?
Below are the main steps on how to file for divorce in Singapore.
Signing and submission of required documents to the Family Justice Court (FJC) to commence the divorce proceedings in Singapore. 5 Specific documents you need to submit include:
- Writ for Divorce – a document that the Plaintiff must present to Court to officially start the divorce process.
- Statement of Claim – a statement that includes information such as details of the parties such as date of birth and occupation, length of marriage, number of children, the facst relied on for the divorce and the reliefs claimed.
- Statement of Particulars – a detailed statement of facts as to why the marriage has irretrievably broken down.
- Proposed Parenting Plan – a proposal on the care arrangements for children who are below 21 years old
- Proposed Matrimonial Property Plan – a proposal on how to deal with/divide the Housing & Development Board (HDB) flat.
How does the Court divide assets belonging to husband and wife upon divorce?
There are generally 2 approaches – the structured approach and the uplift methodology – the structured approach gives weight to direct monetary contributions first and then to indirect before division of assets. The uplift methodology also achieves the same by giving regard to financial contributions first and then an uplift for indirect contributions by either spouse. The structure approach was preferred as the uplift methodology may be subject to double counting of direct contributions or undervaluing indirect contributions. Get in touch with us to find out more….