Divorce due to Infidelity in Singapore

Are you thinking of filing for divorce due to infidelity?

As a divorce lawyer Singapore, I have seen many divorces due to infidelity.

Thankfully, none of the cases that I handled became as public as the case of the late Princess Diana and Prince Charles.

A case of divorce due to infidelity- Prince Charles and Princess Diana

Though the late Princess passed away almost 20 years ago, people are still talking.

The royal couple only went on 12 dates before their engagement in February 1981. By 1992, the marriage became a disaster. Both parties allegedly had affairs and there were leaked audio conversations.

Prince Philip tried to intervene. He exchanged letters with Diana and expressed disappointed at their respective extra-marital affairs. At one point, he was ready to concede, saying that he had “no talent as a marriage counsellor”.

The Queen gave up too. On 20 December 1995, the Queen wrote separately to the royal couple ordering them to divorce as soon as possible. A palace statement said: “After considering the present situation, the queen wrote to both the prince and princess earlier this week and gave them her view, supported by the Duke of Edinburgh, that an early divorce is desirable.”

The divorce was finalized in August 1996.

See: Brittney Stephens, “The Queen Ordered Charles and Diana’s Divorce and More Dramatic Details You Didn’t Know”, PopSugar, 15 April 2017

For those who wish to get a divorce due to infidelity, they can do so using the reason of unreasonable behaviour or adultery.

To file a divorce based on adultery, you need to prove that your spouse had sexual intercourse with the third party, unless you obtain a voluntary confession from him/ her.

Otherwise, you may wish to file for a divorce based on unreasonable behaviour by indicating your spouse’s improper association with another person.

For more information on getting a divorce due to infidelity in Singapore, contact us today!

You may also be interested to read more about:

1. Divorce and Separation

2. Annulment (Nullity) of Marriage

3. Children’s Issues

4. Matrimonial Assets

5. Maintenance Issues (Alimony)

6. Family Violence

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