Divorce in Singapore is the legal procedure to terminate a marriage by Court judgement. Aside from effectively dissolving a marital union, a divorce is also concerned with handling marital issues and disputes regarding child custody, alimony, child support and division of assets. Each party should have a family lawyer to counsel and represent him or her during the proceedings.
Singapore divorces will follow a two-stage process. The first stage is the dissolution of marriage, which involves the decision of the Court to grant an Interim Judgment due to irretrievable breakdown of marriage. The second stage concerns the settlement of ancillary matters, including custody and spousal maintenance. Unless the second stage is completed, the divorce cannot be finalized.
Amy obtained her Law Degree from the National University of Singapore in 2003. She is an accredited family mediator with training in handling international family disputes; and is also a Collaborative Family Practice lawyer.