Divorce / Matrimonial Matters

Divorce / Matrimonial Matters

8 Things you MUST know before filing for Divorce

What are the grounds of jurisdiction for divorce proceedings? For example, residence, nationality, domicile, etc.? What are the grounds for a divorce? For example, is there a required period of separation, can the parties have an uncontested divorce? In the case of an uncontested...

Getting divorced: What happens to the children?

Explain what rights of custody both parents have in your jurisdiction whether (a) married, or (b) unmarried? At what age are children considered adults by the court? What is the duration of children orders (up to the age of 16 or 18 or otherwise)? ...

Children – International Aspects

Can the custodial parent move to another state/ country without the other parent’s consent? The custodial parent cannot take and move a child who is subject to a custody order out of Singapore, except with the written consent of the other parent or the leave of...

Getting Divorced: Who pays for / maintains the children?

What financial claims are available to parents on behalf of children within or outside of marriage? How is child maintenance calculated and is it administered by the court or an agency? Biological and Adoptive Parents Parent of Child Accepted by a Party as a...

Marital Agreements

Are marital agreements (pre and post marriage) enforceable? Is the position the same if the agreement is a foreign agreement? Marital (pre- and post-nuptial) agreements are not in and of themselves enforceable whether as an operation of the common law or by statute (TQ v TR...

Finances on Divorce

What financial orders can the court make on divorce? The court is empowered, when granting a judgment of divorce, to order the division or sale of matrimonial assets in such proportion as is just and equitable (s 112(1), Women’s Charter). The court is also empowered to...