Jurisdiction of the Family Court of Singapore
The Family Court of Singapore has jurisdiction over all marriage-related cases including expat divorces in Singapore. The Court’s jurisdiction covers Applications for Divorce, Personal Protection Orders, Property Settlement, Child/Spousal Maintenance, Parenting and Residence/ Living Arrangements with respect to children. As long as there is a connection to Singapore, the Family Court is able to exercise its jurisdiction if required to do so.
It is possible to apply for a Divorce in Singapore, even if your spouse is not currently living in Singapore.
You can apply for an expat divorce in Singapore if either you or your spouse:
- are Singaporean citizen by birth, or grant of Singapore citizenship, or
- ordinarily live in Singapore and have done so for 3 years immediately before filing for divorce
At Gloria James-Civetta & Co, you can count on one of Singapore`s biggest matrimonial law teams. We are able to dedicate considerable resources to ensuring our expat divorce clients get through the divorce process as quickly and smoothly as possible whilst explaining your options so you can choose which one best protects your interests and those of your loved ones.
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