Expat divorce in Singapore

Expats divorce in Singapore is possible, however, the expat divorce eligibility have to be met. The minimum requirement of being married and have been habitually living in Singapore for more than 3 years, plus a ground for divorce.

The whole divorce process will take about 5 to 6 months. However, there is a possibility for the process to be shortened to 1 week, provided that there are compelling reasons for the Courts to do so. The application to shorten the process has to be made at the time of the divorce hearing.

There are a few pros and cons for foreigner divorce in Singapore. Firstly, expats can take advantage of the rate of currency exchange, and would in turn be cheaper as compared to their home country. Furthermore, you only have to pay one set of legal fees instead of two, as Singapore’s legal system is a fused one, where there is no separation between Barristers and Solicitors.


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