How Long Does Divorce Take in Singapore?

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How Long Would My Divorce Take?

This is a question that would inevitably be at the front of the minds of those going through a divorce, so that they can plan for their lives after. The length of divorce proceedings primarily depends on whether parties are going for an uncontested or contested divorce.


Uncontested Divorce – How Long Would My Divorce Take?

For an uncontested divorce, where parties are agreeable to the basis of the divorce and all outstanding ancillary matters if there are any, it will take about one month to obtain the Interim Judgment. Following which, the Final Judgment will be issued about three months from the date of the Interim Judgment, thus concluding the proceedings.

Contested Divorce – How Long Would My Divorce Take?

 .For a contested divorce, the length of proceedings will depend on the complexity of the case. On average, most contested cases take between 6 months to 1 year to complete. There are a minority of cases that take more than 1 year, especially if the case is hotly contested.


So, if you are thinking of divorce in Singapore, do know that the divorce cases in Singapore are concluded very quickly.  And in 80% to 90% of these Contested Divorce cases, the possibility is ery high that you and your spouse will reach an amicable settlement.


On a final note, it is important that you have a lawyer who is pro-mediation, and who is actively helping you to conclude your divorce case swiftly.  As we always say at PKWA Law – “A good divorce lawyer is calm.  He encourages settlements, not arguments.”  


We offer a free consultation so as to understand your situation and will be better able to estimate the length of divorce proceedings then.



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