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For most people, divorce is a rare and scary thing. You simply do not have any previous experience with it and there are many horror stories you have heard from your friends. Lam & Co.'s expert divorce lawyers are focused on sharing information with you to assist you as much as possible in making painless and correct decisions.

MY FRIENDS SAY THEIR DIVORCE TOOK 3 MONTHS? IS THIS CORRECT? SINGAPORE DIVORCE LAWYER: PROBABLY NOT

 All your friends tell you that their divorce took them only 3 months.

Is this correct?
The truth is:

  • probably not.
The accurate picture is as follows:
  • The Women's Charter does not allow the Court to immediately grant you a Final Judgment for Divorce.
  • It requires the Court to initially ("in the first instance") issue you with an Interim Judgment.
  • Not only that, the Women's Charter also prohibits the Court from granting you the Final Judgment "before the expiration of 3 months" from the date of the Interim Judgment unless the Court fixes a shorter time period. In other words, the Court can grant you the Final Judgment only 3 months after the Interim Judgment -- unless there are sufficient reasons for the Court to fix a shorter time period.
  • Sufficient reasons for the Court to fix a time period shorter than 3 months include:
  • the wife is pregnant with a third party's child and they are in a hurry for the divorce to be completed in order get married before the child is born; or
  • a third party is pregnant with the husband' child and they are in a hurry for the divorce to be completed in order get married before the child is born.
  • Based on the above reasons, Lam & Co. has managed, in the appropriate cases, to persuade the Court to reduce the 3 month period to just a week or a month.
  • The following is unlikely to be a sufficient reason for the Court to fix a significantly shorter time period:
  • you and your spouse have already separated for more than 3 years (or more) and there is no likelihood of reconciliation and so, there is no reason to wait.
For an expert opinion on your chances of reducing the waiting period to below 3 months, call Lam & Co. now at 6535 1800.

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