With the high living costs in Singapore, annulment fee in Singapore is one of the top concerns in many of my clients’ minds.
Annulment fee in Singapore
For us, we charge a nett sum of S$1,500.00 (no hidden costs) for an uncontested annulment. Please click here for more details.
More about annulment
You can go for annulment if your marriage is voidable or void.
A voidable marriage is one which is not void by default. In other words, you may wish to continue with the marriage if you wish to. Examples of voidable marriages include marriages in which:
- Your spouse wilfully refuses to consummate the marriage with you; or
- One party is incapable of consummating the marriage.
On the other hand, some marriages are void and they cannot be continued even if you wish to.
For instance, a marriage between 2 people of the same-sex is void and not recognized under Singapore’s laws and the Women’s Charter.
Taiwan recognizes same-sex marriages
Recently, Taiwan’s top Court allowed same-sex couples to get married. The Court, consisting of 14 grand justices, ruled that the constitutional guarantees of equal protection is violated by the definition of marriage in Taiwan’s civil law, which defines marriage as a union between opposite sex couples.
The Court also held that the law be amended within 2 years. In any case, even if that does not happen, same-sex marriages will be registrable under the law.
The ruling makes Taiwan, one of Asia’s most progressive societies in terms of gay and lesbian rights, the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriages.
20 countries around the world, including the United States, Canada, Brazil, Colombia and Ireland, have legalized same-sex marriages.
Singapore, though, is not one of the countries that has legalized same-sex marriages.
See: Jermyn Chow, “Taiwan top court rules same-sex marriage legal, a first in Asia”, The Straits Times, 24 May 2017
Other than checking out the annulment fee in Singapore, you should also consider if you qualify for an annulment and the differences between annulment and divorce.
Should you not qualify for annulment in Singapore, click here to find out about your options.
Contact us today if you wish to proceed with an annulment or if you wish to understand more about the annulment fee in Singapore!