Eligibility for Divorce

Am I eligible to divorce in Singapore?

In order to commence civil proceedings for divorce in Singapore, one of the parties filing for divorce is required to fulfil the requirements as listed below:

  1. They must be domiciled in Singapore during the commencement of divorce proceedings (‘domicile’ means to treat Singapore as a permanent home) .
  2. They must be residing in Singapore for a minimum of 3 years, before divorce proceedings is commenced; and
  3. Have been married for a minimum of 3 years, unless if the party filing for divorce has suffered unbearable hardship or exceptionally cruel behaviour.

Note: If you were married under Muslim Law, the previously mentioned requirements may not applicable to you. Please get in touch if you require more information on Syariah Divorce.

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