These are some vitally important things to keep in mind before hiring divorce solicitors in Singapore.
Whether uncontested divorce or contested divorce
Because the time, effort and cost required to handle an uncontested divorce is very different from that for contested divorce, it is crucial to know which type of case it is (if possible).
By uncontested divorce, essentially, this means that your spouse will cooperate from the beginning of the case until the very end and also sign all the divorce papers.
If he or she does not cooperate and/or refuses to sign, then, it will usually be a contested divorce.
What is the process?
Whether uncontested or contested, check out the divorce solicitor's process:
Will there be many face-to-face meetings with him or her?
Will most of communication be via phone or email?
How long will such cases normally take?
What is / are especially important to you?
You should consider carefully what your most important objectives are in the divorce.
Getting care and control of the children?
Fair division of the matrimonial assets?
Fair amount of maintenance?
What is to be done about things that are especially important to you?
If getting care and control of the children is crucial to you, what are the chances of achieving your objective and what evidence do you need to gather together for that to happen?
If a fair division of the matrimonial assets is the most important factor to you, again, what are the odds of getting what you want and what steps do you have to take to secure such a division?
What will the cost be?
Inevitably, an open and frank discussion of the costs involved will be necessary.
You may have to consider various alternatives depending on how your case develops:
What if your spouse does not settle at all and insists on claiming that you committed adultery?
What if your spouse files an extensive application to try and force you to produce lots and lots of documents?
You should ask enough questions and get suitable answers to secure your comfort level before proceeding to hire a divorce solicitor in Singapore.
Finding a divorce solicitor in Singapore for divorce
To find a divorce solicitor in Singapore for divorce, call 6535 1800 now for a No Obligation discussion.
The above is not legal advice and should not be taken as such.
Lam & Co. (Advocates & Solicitors): An International and Singapore divorce law firm.
We can help by addressing your questions and speaking about how to move forward.