Contested and Uncontested Divorces

With a team of dedicated family and divorce lawyers, we advise and represent individuals in navigating and managing difficult family law disputes and all stages of the divorce process in the family justice system in Singapore.


When people think of divorce, many usually envision a nasty battle in court when dividing property, money and rights over the children. However, what they may not know is that most divorces can be resolved on an uncontested basis where the parties can amicably settle their differences without even going to a trial. In contrast, a contested divorce tends to be more stressful, take much longer to complete and also costs more due to legal fees.

In an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse will reach mutual agreement on issues such as maintenance fo the wife and children, child custody and access rights as well as division. The court also doesn’t get involved because you’ve managed to settle all your issues without costly litigation. That’s why uncontested divorces usually save time and money compared to contested divorces. A contested divorce takes place when you and your spouse are unable to reach an agreement on issues even after trying to discuss, negotiate or mediate. If this happens, the divorce case will be handled by the Court which will make the final decision on the issues and terms of divorce.

Although you can try to handle an uncontested divorce without engaging a lawyer, it is prudent to engage a lawyer to guide you through a contested divorce because it usually involves more complex issues and technical legal procedures and rules.

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