Preparing for divorce Singapore? There were 7.522 divorces and annulments in Singapore in 2016. This represents a 3% increase from 2014. According to experts, there are 8 things a woman should know prior to filing for divorce in Singapore.
Ask yourself if the problems can be solved
Divorce need not be the only option. Why do you want a divorce? Find out if it is possible to resolve your differences through counselling.
Know what is best for you
While family and friends will provide ideas on what is best for you, the only one who knows what is best for yourself is you. Speak to a divorce lawyer, if you need a neutral opinion.
You can change your mind
It is possible to change your mind after you file for divorce. In fact, even after the divorce is granted, you can remarry if you wish to be married to your spouse again!
Support network is important
The divorce process can be a trying period for some. Share your concerns with your family, friends and lawyer. Do not keep things to yourself!
Think about your children’s needs
Understand that you cannot cut of all ties with your ex-spouse, if you have children
Check out the legal fees
Divorce can be expensive, if you choose an expensive lawyer! The lawyer quoted on the article said that legal fees range from $5,000 to $30,000. Another lawyer said that litigation can drag for over 10 years!
(Note: As a divorce lawyer in Singapore, I charge much more affordable rates and I can assure you that none of my case has gone on for 10 years! Today’s Family Justice Courts focus on efficiency and Judges do their best to conclude the divorce asap so that parties are able to move on.)
Be aware that you may have to change your lifestyle
For instance, you may have to move out of the matrimonial home if it is sold or transferred to your ex-spouse.
See: Aretha Loh and Hoe, “8 things women need to know before getting a divorce”, Her World, 14 January 2017
Preparing for divorce Singapore
Preparing for divorce Singapore is not easy, especially if you have children and/ or properties with your spouse. There are additional issues to be sorted out.
If you are preparing for divorce Singapore, speak to us to find out more about how we can help you get through the process without burning a hole in your pocket!
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