Who can obtain a Divorce?

by | Feb 12, 2016 | Knowledge & Insights

Who can get a Divorce?

A person can apply to obtain a Divorce in the Family Justice Courts if the following criteria are satisfied:

  • The applicant or his / her spouse must be a Singapore Citizen
  • Alternatively, the applicant has either lived in Singapore for at least 3 years before the Divorce or intends to live in Singapore indefinitely
  • In addition, either 3 years must have passed since the date of the marriage or the person must be able to show that the spouse has caused the person to suffer exceptional hardship
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About the author

Jonathan Wong

Jonathan is the Founder and Managing Director of Tembusu Law. He is also the founder of LawGuide Singapore, a prominent legaltech startup which successfully created and launched Singapore’s first legal chatbot in 2017.