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Overview of Uncontested Divorce in Singapore

Overview of Uncontested Divorce in Singapore

An uncontested divorce is one where the husband and wife agree on all terms, while a contested divorce is one where the spouses cannot agree on one or more major issues in the divorce.

Uncontested divorces are a very good option for divorcing couples in Singapore. These types of divorces are referred to as simplified divorces because the spouses have agreed on all terms and there are fewer forms to complete.

In an uncontested divorce, parties must agree on the divorce and all ancillary issues before they file the divorce papers. Once the Uncontested Divorce papers are filed, you can obtain Interim Judgment in about one month, followed by Final Judgment three months later.

An Uncontested Simplified Divorce has the following advantages:

1. Legal Costs are more affordable. This is because there is no litigation or no fight. At PKWA Law, our fees for an uncontested divorce start from $1,500.

2. ​Proceedings are not held in open court. ​In an uncontested divorce, proceedings are all held “in chambers” – no one will be present except for a judge. Your divorce case will not be held in an open court, which is what happens if the divorce is contested.

3. No stress – this is because parties have already agreed on all issues before filing the papers and there is no litigation involved.


At PKWA Law, our team of Family Lawyers are consistently named as leading Singapore family lawyers by respected independent legal publications such as Asian Legal Business, Singapore Business Review, Global Law Experts and Doyle's Guide to Singapore Family Lawyers.

Contact us at tel 6854-5336 for a free first consultation.

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