Foreigner Divorce-Provision, MaintenanceChild Custody in Singapore

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Rise is expatriates is on rise in Singapore and so is the foreigner divorce case. Know about the provision, maintenance and about the child custody if you are planning to file for divorce in Singapore.

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Rise is expatriates is on rise in Singapore and so is the foreigner divorce case. Know about the provision maintenance and about the child custody if you are planning to file for divorce in Singapore. Like most of the country Singapore has a tough rules and regulation when it comes to foreigner divorce in Singapore. The honorable court in Singapore allows those couple to divorce where one among of the couple has strong relation with Singapore which can be proved in two ways mentioned under: 1. One among the couple is "domiciled" in Singapore 2. One of the parties must have resided in Singapore for not less than 3 years before applying for divorce in the court of law. “Domiciled” in Singapore: In the eyes of the law a domicile is a legal residence the address from which one registers to vote licenses a car and pays income tax. Anyone thinking about divorce in Singapore needs to know the impact of being resident and domiciled to file for a divorce. The court decide a divorce case by determining the residency or domicile of couple. Habitual Resident in Singapore: "Resident" typically means that you are present in the state but it also usually requires that youve been present in the state for a certain period of time. The residence should however be continuous for over 3 years before the petition for the divorce is filed.

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Besides there should be a strong ground to file for a divorce in Singapore. Some of the reasons are intimate associations with another person denial of conjugal rights desertion separation and abusive language. Maintenance: In the case of a divorce the court will consider the issue of the wife’s childs maintenance during the ancillary matters stage. The court will consider various factors like financial needs of the wife the financial capacity of the husband any particular disabilities of either party age marriage duration conduct of each party to the marriage to determine the appropriate order to make for spousal maintenance in Singapore. To aid the court in making the appropriate maintenance order you and your spouse would have to file affidavits documenting your personal expenses income assets liabilities and any other relevant information. For childs maintenance the court will consider a variety of factors to determine the appropriate amount of maintenance. These include the financial needs of the child the financial capacity of the parent any disabilities of the child and the educational needs of the child. Child Custody: During the divorce process in Singapore the court will also consider issues related to child custody care and control and access of the child. The court will priorities the welfare of the child/children and will fiercely guard the best interests of any children of the marriage. If you happen to looking for an expat divorce lawyer or a child custody lawyer in Singapore contact leading law firm with experienced team of expat divorce lawyers. Email Us: consultgjclaw.com.sg Call Us: +65 6337 0469 CaC

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