Divorce Forms Singapore- Forms You Need to File for Divorce in Singapore

What are the standard divorce forms Singapore?

For an uncontested divorce will all terms agreed, the following standard divorce forms Singapore are needed:

  1. Statement of Particulars: explaining the ground of divorce and facts relied on for the divorce;
  2. Statement of Claim: explaining what you are claiming for (this is normally agreed between parties);
  3. Affidavit of Evidence in Chief: for the Plaintiff (person who commences the divorce) to confirm that the Statement of Claim and Statement of Particulars are true and accurate;
  4. Draft Consent Order: incorporating the Statement of Claim into a formal Court Order;
  5. Request for Setting Down: for the purpose of getting a hearing date; and
  6. Defendant’s Consent to Simplified Proceedings.

Note: The Plaintiff is the one who commences the divorce while the Defendant is the other party.

For a contested divorce (terms not agreed), the following standard divorce forms Singapore are needed:

  1. Statement of Particulars: explaining the ground of divorce and facts relied on for the divorce;
  2. Statement of Claim: explaining what you are claiming for;
  3. Proposed Parenting Plan: the Plaintiff’s proposal for parenting issues (depending on age of child);
  4. Certificate of Completion for Mandatory Parenting Programme: depending on age of child;
  5. Proposed Matrimonial Property Plan: if parties have a HDB flat;
  6. Memorandum of Appearance: For the Defendant to indicate whether he/ she is contesting and what he/ she is contesting; and
  7. Acknowledge of Service: For the Defendant to acknowledge receipt of the divorce papers.

If you are filing for divorce using the reason of adultery, you may name the third party. This is similar to what it is in the UK.

See: “New divorce form ‘invites name and shame’ of adulterers”, BBC News, 11 August 2017

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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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