Interim Judgment Singapore

Definition of Interim Judgment Singapore

The divorce process in Singapore is broken down into 2 stages. In stage 1, the Court decides if there are sufficient reasons to grant the divorce and the reasons for divorce. In stage 2, the Court decides on the ancillary issues (namely, children’s issues, maintenance (alimony) and division of matrimonial assets).

Different Permutations

  1. In the event of an uncontested divorce Singapore- where all terms are agreed- the ancillary issues will be agreed by parties and made into a Court order at the Interim Judgment Singapore stage. In this case, it will take one month to get the Interim Judgment Singapore and 4 months (in total) to get the Final Judgment.
  2. In the event that the reasons for divorce are agreed, but the terms of settlement are not agreed, Interim Judgment Singapore will be granted first.
  3. In the event that the reasons for divorce are not agreed, the Court will need to make a decision on whether a divorce should be granted before moving on to the terms.

You can only remarry after the Final Judgment is granted by the Court. Interim Judgment Singapore will not be sufficient for you to remarry.

Most divorces in Singapore are resolved via an out-of-court settlement (either through the process of mediation or by parties themselves).

An amicable divorce agreement will shorten the time taken and result in lower costs incurred.

Even Scarlett Johansson managed to reach a settlement with her ex-husband recently!

See: Mark Gray, “Scarlett Johansson finalizes divorce, settles custody battle with her ex Romain Dauriac”, MSN Entertainment, 14 September 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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