What is unreasonable behaviour as a ground for divorce?
Unreasonable behaviour as a ground for divorce falls under s95(3)(b) of the Women’s Charter. To prove unreasonable behaviour, you must show that:
Determining unreasonable behaviour is a fact-finding process. According to the case of Wong Siew Boey v Lee Boon Fatt, the Court will consider the following:
Given the factors above, the types of unreasonable behaviour is non-exhaustive. Examples of unreasonable behaviour may include:
It is also important to note that the Court may disregard the unreasonable behaviour if you continue to live with your spouse for 6 months or more since the conduct. However, living under the same roof but in different rooms will likely be sufficient to dissuade the Court from disregarding the conduct. The determining factor here is that you have shown that there is no possibility of reconciliation with your spouse.
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