The Divorce process generally involves the following 2 stages:
Stage 1 (Divorce Proceedings): the parties will submit documents and information to the Court to show that a Divorce should be granted (e.g. proving the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage through adultery, unreasonable behaviour, desertion or separation)
Stage 2 (Ancillary Proceedings): the parties will submit documents and information to the Court to deal with all other key issues resulting from the Divorce (also known as Ancillary Matters):
Maintenance of the wife and children (e.g. financial support)
Custody, care and control of as well as access (e.g. visitation rights) to the children
Division of the matrimonial assets (e.g. matrimonial home)
Jonathan is a family justice lawyer in Singapore. He graduated from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom in 2002 and was called to the Bar of England and Wales (Gray’s Inn) in 2003.
Jonathan is experienced in handling family and divorce mediation, matrimonial law litigation and also all aspects of trial litigation including conducting negotiations and trials as well as presenting appeals in the High Court and Court of Appeal.