Is it possible to file for divorce without lawyer Singapore?
Yes, but this will take a lot of effort and you run the risk of doing it wrongly.
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck did it!
It was reported that Jennifer Garner filed for divorce against her husband Ben Affleck. It was an amicable and uncontested divorce by consent. The pair filed for divorce without a divorce lawyer.
There was no request for spousal support (in Singapore terms, maintenance or alimony).
They allegedly split as Affleck was having an affair with the family nanny.
Each of the actor is entitled to an equal share of the matrimonial assets.
It is expected that the divorce will conclude within 6 months.
See: Mike Larkin, “Jennifer Garner officially files for divorce from Ben Affleck as they decide on ‘amicable’ split two years after nanny affair shattered decade-long marriage”, Dailymail.com, 13 April 2017
It is certainly possible to file for divorce without lawyer Singapore, especially for uncontested divorce Singapore.
However, if you wish to file for divorce without lawyer Singapore, take note of the following:
- You need to be sure of the papers you need and how to draft them. For a simplified, uncontested divorce Singapore, you will need to submit a Writ, Statement of Claim, Statement of Particulars, Draft Interim Judgment, Defendant’s Consent to Simplified Divorce, amongst other papers.
- You need to know how to file papers and make searches.
- You need to know the process and what (and when) to expect.
There are a lot more things to take note of.
You should also note that there are various fees that you need to pay even if you file for divorce without lawyer Singapore. For instance, you need to pay for the filing fees, commissioning fees and searches. These sums will add up to a few hundred dollars.
And the question is, is it easier to simply look for a cheap divorce lawyer Singapore and have everything resolved at an affordable cost (we charge as low as $1200 net!)?
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