Statement of Particulars for Divorce in Singapore

The Statement of Particulars for divorce in Singapore, as its name suggest, will contain particulars of the reasons for divorce.

For instance, if the reason for divorce is “separation”, the Statement of Particulars for divorce in Singapore will contain information relating to:

  1. The date of parties’ separation;
  2. Reason of parties’ separation;
  3. The length of separation; and
  4. How parties led separate lives during the period of separation.

If the reason for divorce is “unreasonable behaviour”, the Statement of Particulars for divorce in Singapore will contain information relating to instances of the alleged unreasonable behaviour.

If you and your spouse have agreed on the facts supporting the ground of divorce, the Statement of Particulars for divorce in Singapore will contain the agreed facts.

In some instances, where the reasons for divorce are not agreed, the Statement of Particulars for divorce in Singapore will contain your reasons for filing the divorce. Your spouse will then have the opportunity to file a “Defence” to rebut the points you raised in the Statement of Particulars for divorce in Singapore and possibly a “Counterclaim” which will contain his/ her reasons for wanting a divorce.

In some cases, parties may reach an agreement after the filing of the Counterclaim, to amend the Statement of Particulars for divorce in Singapore and/ or Counterclaim, so that only the agreed reasons for divorce are contained in the final divorce papers.

This may happen if one party feels that the reasons provided for in the Statement of Particulars are unfair or unusually harsh.

Example

Japanese man Masayuki Ozaki is turned off by human relationships. He owns a sex doll, called Mayu. The doll sleeps with Ozaki and his wife.

After Ozaki’s wife gave birth, they stopped having sexual relations. Instead, Ozaki brought Mayu home. Ozaki’s wife has given up on the relationship. If she were to get a divorce, the reason would be the Mayu. Mayu would go into her Statement of Particulars for divorce in Singapore.

However, Ozaki may not agree to this. There may be other reasons in Ozaki’s mind which led to the divorce.

In a case like this, both parties may negotiate (or go through mediation) to reach common ground and decide on what instances of unreasonable behaviour go into the Statement of Particulars for divorce in Singapore.

See: Alastair Himmer, “Silicone Sally: Japan men find true love with sex dolls”, AFP News, 29 June 2017

Contact us today if you have more questions on the Statement of Particulars for divorce in Singapore.

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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