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IS THERE A TIME BAR TO ADULTERY AND UNREASONABLE BEHAVIOUR IN SINGAPORE DIVORCE?

IS THERE A TIME BAR TO ADULTERY AND UNREASONABLE BEHAVIOUR IN SINGAPORE DIVORCE?

picture of clock showing time bar for divorce based on unreasonable behaviour and adultery

Adultery

If you have discovered that your spouse has committed adultery but continue living with him/her for more than 6 months, you will not be entitled to rely on adultery as a fact to prove the ground for divorce.

 

This is because you must satisfy the court that:

  1. your spouse has committed adultery and
  2. you find it intolerable to live with your spouse.

If you continue to live with your spouse for more than 6 months, you would not be able to show that you find it intolerable to live with your spouse.

Unreasonable Behaviour

Similarly, if you wish to rely on your spouse’s unreasonable behaviour to prove that the marriage has broken down irretrievably, you would need to show that your spouse has behaved in such a way that you cannot reasonably be expected to live with him/her.

As such, if you continue living with your spouse for more than 6 months since the date of the final incident of your spouse’s unreasonable behaviour, you may not be able to satisfy the court that unreasonable behaviour has been made out.

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