There are 4 legally defined ways of proving the irretrievable breakdown and they are adultery, desertion, unreasonable behavior, and separation. It is always recommended to consult a lawyer for divorce in Singapore who will further explain what is the process of divorce in Singapore. There are 3 ways for spouses to get separated:
1. Informally, without a written document
2. With a separation agreement
3. With a judgment of judicial separation
Couples have the right to separate informally at any time they want. For separation to consider as a valid ground for divorce, the separation must be valid. The separation will be valid only if one or both the parties agree for it to lead to divorce. for an informal separation, physical separation is important.
Formal agreements of Separation
A deed of separation is a document that includes the terms and conditions of the relationship during the period of separation. There are 2 main categories, the first category contains terms relating to the separation that consists of the date when the parties separated, the living arrangement of both parties, and the agreement that both parties did not live together anymore. The second category includes the terms of financial arrangements between the spouses and other terms. For example, maintenance of the children, any division of matrimonial assets, and how much access the other spouse gets for the children.
Both parties can also file for a court order for judicial separation, under section 101 (1) of the Women’s Charter. This course of action may be more onerous, because of the need to prove the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, on the grounds of adultery, unreasonable behavior, or desertion.
About the Company
We are the Singapore Family Lawyer and our expert Mr. Jonathan Wong is a Lawyer for Divorce in Singapore. He is graduated from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom in 2002 and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2003. We will make it easy and find an efficient solution no matter what kind of divorce case it is.