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File For Divorce

Often times, the very mention of the word “divorce” brings about a slew of negative associations. With a lot to worry about, such as lawyers, alimony, division of property, and custody of children, it can quickly become overwhelming to the average person. Before you find yourself sinking into the depths of legal documents, it’s useful to know that by providing some specific information and documentation, you can keep yourself afloat.

  1. You’ll have to collect and prepare a few important documents. A copy of:
  • marriage certificate
  • birth certificate
  • NRIC / Passport
  • CPF statement under the public housing scheme
  1. In addition to this documentation, you will also need to provide some basic information about you and your spouse, most of which should be offhand knowledge. You will need to know both you and your spouse’s:
  • occupation
  • date of birth
  • address (especially in the event that you are currently living at different locations)
  • highest level of qualification attained
  • religion

Often the most confusing and complicated aspect of a divorce is deciding what happens to any children after the divorce becomes legally binding. Should you have children at the time you file for divorce, you will also need to provide their:

  • Names
  • Birthdates
  • what school (if any) they attend
  • what times during the day they are at school
  1. In order to convince the judge that your divorce filing should proceed, you will also need to provide detailed information on how your marriage broke down. It’s best to be specific with this information, as it needs to be viable in a court of law.
  2. Lastly, you’ll need to provide your views on ancillary relief, a term which essentially means how you believe assets, property, and other binding factors. should be divided. Be sure to include the following details:
  • maintenance of financial stability for wife and children
  • division of property and assets acquired during the time of the marriage
  • information about the custody and maintenance of children (if any)



Find out if you have a Ground for Divorce.

Read up about Collaborative Family Practice (CFP).