Fast Divorce Singapore Through Mediation and Collaborative Process

How do you get a fast divorce Singapore?

In the US, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt chose to hire a private judge to speed up the divorce. In a joint statement, the couple said that doing so would “facilitate the expeditious resolution of any remaining issues.”

Having a private judge allows for a certain degree of confidentiality as personal and private details of the couple’s divorce are kept away from the public eye.

Further, having a private judge allows the parties to expedite their divorce as they are able to simply schedule an appointment without waiting for the backlog to clear. In California, for instance, couples can wait for up to 3 months just to get a hearing. Wasting all that time stops people from moving forward. Time is precious in divorces.

However, private judges do not come cheap. It is reported that private judges can cost between $400 to $900 per hour in Massachusetts.

Despite the cost of private judges, the divorce process becomes faster when a private judge is hired and the total cost can be much less than what couples could spend on a divorce trial.

The best way to save time and money is to reach a settlement out of court.

See: Jessica Dickler, “How to divorce like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie”, CNBC, 11 January 2017

How do you get a fast divorce Singapore?

One of the first questions asked by my clients is “how much time does the divorce take?”.

Like in the US, going to trial is expensive and time-consuming. Thankfully, in Singapore, it is compulsory for all couples with at least 1 child under the age of 21 to participate in the mediation process. Most couples do reach a settlement at the end of the mediation process, and they save at least a further 6 months and tens of thousands of legal fees by not going to Court.

Other couples, even prior to filing for divorce, go through the collaborative divorce process where they negotiate the terms of their divorce with the assistance of their lawyers. Should they be successful, the entire divorce process can be simplified and they can get a fast divorce Singapore.

If you wish to get a fast divorce Singapore, please contact us to find out more!

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