Top Divorce Lawyers in Singapore

Who are divorce lawyers 

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Divorce lawyers are lawyers who specialise in family law, which divorce cases are the most common category under family law. 

Types of divorce lawyers 

Solo divorce lawyer

A solo divorce lawyer can either be part of a small law firm as a business partner or have a law firm in his name. The lawyer might have a secretary, or have absolutely no staff in the firm. A solo divorce lawyer will handle your case personally. Solo divorce lawyers usually cannot afford to give free consultations to their client and will charge a small fee for a first consultation. 

Divorce law firms

Divorce law firms usually consist of a lawyer with several associate lawyers working under him. Divorce law firms are able to handle a large volume of divorce cases. This would mean that law firms are able to provide free consultations and risks of losing potential clients. 

A high net-worth divorce lawyer

These lawyers are individuals with strong reputations for divorce cases. They often focus on representing clients who have a larger financial means and a large deposit might be asked before the commencement of work. 

How to choose the right divorce lawyer

Law is a personal service, and it may take some time for you to find a personality fit with the lawyer for your case. 


Word of mouth is the most common and preferred option when seeking a lawyer. It is more assuring to know that someone you know has had a positive experience with the lawyer before rather than believing testimonials from strangers on google. 


To ensure that you choose the right divorce lawyer for you, spend ample time browsing through the online profiles of lawyers. However, keep a lookout for google advertisements that shows legal fees that are too good to be true. 

Divorce lawyers to consider in Singapore:

amy lim Top Divorce Lawyers in Singapore


Amy Lim Law Practice

About ALLP is a boutique Family & General Law practice which combines expertise with personalised service.

The firm’s founding partner Amy Lim has a special interest in Family Law, particularly in helping women in disadvantaged or abusive relationships obtain a fair outcome in their divorce proceedings. She draws on her own life experience which has given her a unique insight into this practice area. Family Law matters are often challenging, emotionally charged and stressful. Every case is different and ALLP’s philosophy is to listen and understand the unique circumstances and issues and to fully appreciate the needs, concerns and expectations of our Clients.

Our professional advice will map out a strategy that is aligned with you and your loved one’s best interests thereby allowing you to efficiently transition to your new life whilst obtaining the best overall outcome for you and your family.

Delivering compassionate expertise and personalised service is the cornerstone of our practice. We are on your side and will as your “trusted advisor” have the integrity to tell you how it is. We give you our professional assurance that we will not waste your time or, your money.

The Court system promotes a mediatory approach to Family Law matters and whilst ALLP’s approach is in harmony with this we also recognise that not every case can be resolved without a hearing. Hearings/trials can be stressful and emotional and we consider it part of our responsibility to guide and support you through the process. We will explain the procedures to you, the issues and keep you fully updated and always acting in your best interests.

ALLP recognises that your emotional well-being is hugely important and to this end we also have a team of experienced professional counsellors whom we can connect you with to assist you through this difficult period.

Pricing From SGD 1,500
Address High Street Centre
1 North Bridge Road,
Singapore 179094
  • +65 9338 5040
  • +65 6550 6306


rajan chettiar Top Divorce Lawyers in Singapore


Rajan Chettier LLC


Mr Rajan Chettiar was trained in one of the oldest and largest law firms in Singapore for six years before he set up Rajan Chettiar & Co in April 2003 which is today known as Rajan Chettiar LLC.

Other than legal work, the team at Rajan Chettiar LLC is actively involved in various community work involving the disabled, children and families in Singapore. Rajan himself is an active volunteer in the Law Society of Singapore and a past member of the Council of the Law Society of Singapore. He also volunteers in the Singapore Academy of Law, Centre for Family Harmony (a voluntary welfare organisation handling child access cases) and at SPD (formerly known as the Society for the Physically Disabled).

Rajan is one of the earliest lawyers to become trained in mediation. He became an accredited mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre in 2008. He is an Associate Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre, a Volunteer Mediator in the State Courts’ Centre for Dispute Resolution and Family Dispute Resolution Chambers, Family Justice Courts and Community Mediation Centre. His belief in alternative dispute resolution for divorce cases permeates the entire team.

Sabrine has completed her Master Degree in Law in Aix en Provence (France). She passed the Bar in 2005 in Paris. After London, Tokyo, she spent the last 8 years in Singapore offering to the French community legal assistance and advice in civil matters with a special focus on family law. She is registered with the Paris Bar and is a Foreign Lawyer in Singapore.

Address 1 North Bridge Rd, #08-08 High Street Centre, Singapore 179094
Contact +65 6653 2697
Operating Hours
  • Monday to Friday: 9 AM to 6 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Review 1 Beyond impressed with Rajan Chettiar LLC, they helped me through what should have been a very difficult time and made it a very seamless process to go through. Thank you so much for everything. I would recommend them to anyone, if you’re going through a divorce and need things taken care of, give Rajan Chettiar a call.

By Charlotte Mcfarland

Review 2 I was so depressed from the burden of my departed marriage that I desperately needed a good counsellor or a hand holding else. Having lived for almost 5 disastrous years of my life with a man who had brought nothing but, misery. I was completely blown up and this is when I happened to google online and found Mr Rajan Chettiar. His wise solutions and counselling while the separation really helped me to the core and I could successfully avoid all kinds of depression and obstacles that could come my way. His expertise in his field has rewarded him as one of the finest divorce mediator cum divorce lawyer in Singapore.

Thanks to Mr Rajan Chettiar to guide me through this bitter phase of my life.

By Chery Lim

Review 3 I was going through a bad phase of my married life and was frantically looking for a divorce lawyer who would help me end my marriage with all possible benefits. Mr Rajan Chettiar law firm in Singapore appeared to be the light at the end of the tunnel.
With the wise solutions and counselling of the lawyer, I sailed through the divorce process with ease. He is very good at what he does. He not only helped me in getting the divorce but my rights as a wife and parent are finally being acknowledged and secured in the court of law.He has achieved a lot of things that other lawyers told me were not probably possible. I, therefore, give 9 out of 10 points for the impeccable services offered by Mr Rajan Chettiar’s law firm and recommend it to all those who are seeking a divorce lawyer in Singapore.By Lim Siew Choo


irb law vTop Divorce Lawyers in Singapore



About I.R.B Law LLP was founded with a vision to build a law firm that delivers effective and efficient legal services to everyone, from the man on the street to large corporations. IRB Law now has over 50 employees, allowing us to maintain a highly personalised level of service, whilst enabling us to cover a significant range of service areas across individual and corporate law.

We are able to offer top-quality legal services at affordable prices by leveraging technology and falling costs of information. Unlike other law firms, we transfer these cost savings to our clients, which keep our prices very reasonable. Our areas of practice range from family, probate, criminal, personal injury, and personal debt recovery, to international arbitrations, construction and infrastructure, start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, commercial agreements, asset tracing, and enforcement actions.

  • 20 Collyer Quay, #17-05, Singapore 049319
  • 42 Sam Leong Rd, Singapore 207932
  • 1 Gateway Drive, #16-12 Westgate Tower, 608531
  • 119 Jalan Sultan, Singapore 199008
  • 100 Jalan Sultan, #02-09/10 Singapore 199001
  • 10 Woodlands Square, #02-43, 737714
  • HDB Hub, 490 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, #03-18, 310490
  • 3791 Jalan Bukit Merah, #09-21 E-Centre @ Redhill, 159471
  • Tampines Junction, #07-01A, 529653
  • 116 Changi Road, #02-14, Singapore 419718
  • Office Lobby 2, #08-44, 60 Paya Lebar Road, 409051
Contact +65 6298 2537
Operating Hours Monday to Friday: 9:30 AM to 6 PM

Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 AM to 1 PM

Review 1 Ms Ameera had provided excellent advice and guidance on my case proceeding. She is very knowledgeable and extremely professional in handling my case proceeding and had constantly provided promptly and timely updates throughout my entire case proceeding. She is responsive and will provide clear and concise guidance and assistance when required. I would like to extend my sincere gratitude and thanks to Ms Ameera and her team for the excellent and professional legal service.

By Ho Boon K

Review 2 I want to express my sincere thanks to you for all your help and support with my case. All of your efforts made it possible for me to get back on my feet and get on with my life. People like you deserve great respect and blessings. Thank you so much for your help. Truly appreciate it.

By Jane Cheng

Review 3
IRB’s lawyer answered every single question I had. She is an expert and extremely intelligent. I am so happy that she represented me in my divorce. Her advice pertaining to our matrimonial home and our children were truly helpful. I would like to recommend her to anyone seeking a reliable family lawyer.
By Wendy Siang


pkwa Top Divorce Lawyers in Singapore


PKWA Law Practice

Address 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #16-01 HDB Hub East Wing, 310480
Contact +65 6854 5336
Operating Hours Monday to Friday: 9 AM to 6 PM


yeo law Top Divorce Lawyers in Singapore


Yeo’s and associates LLC

Address 101A Upper Cross Street #12-13 People’s Park Centre, 058358
Contact +65 6220 3400
Operating Hours
  • Monday to Friday: 9 AM to 7 PM
  • Saturday: 1 PM to 6 PM
  • Sunday: Closed
Review 1 I engaged the services of Ms Beatrice Yeo relating to a company business dispute with my ex-husband during our divorce. Ms Yeo is highly knowledgeable in company and business law and it was very convenient for me to be being able to settle my divorce and company law matters with one law firm. I am glad I did not have to spend two sets of lawyers’ fees! I appreciate very much the hard work put in by Beatrice, Augustine and Andy. They worked hard to make sure everything went smoothly. Brilliant team. The high quality of the staff reflects the high quality of the firm. I had the best experience with Ms Yeo.

By Yuhua Zheng

Review 2 Thanks for helping me to settle my case. Kudos to the team for helping me with my house transfer matter especially Darren and Sherlin always give advice on how to get a better way to settle my problems. Highly recommended at a reasonable price.

By Nicole Koo

Review 3 I’m writing to express my gratitude and heartfelt thanks for the professional legal team at Yeo & Associates LLC especially Ms Beatrice Yeo and Ms Pang.

I was given sound advice and guidance throughout the process which allows me to go on with my life as per normal, without worries.

Ms Yeo truly cared for my welfare and fought for my best interest. Not to mention the very reasonable fixed legal fees. It is worth every penny.

By Smiley Jan


gjclaw Top Divorce Lawyers in Singapore


Gloria James-Civetta & Co

Address 3 Church Street, #15-04 Samsung Hub, 049483
+65 6337 0469
Operating Hours
  • Monday to Friday: 8:30 AM to 6 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Review 1 I had a very positive experience with the GJC team. Gloria and Melanie were professional and highly competent. I would highly recommend them. Thank you!

By Chek Ming Li

Review 2 It was my 1st time doing this and am really fortunate to come across Gloria James Firm.
Lynda took my call and was very patient, helpful and most importantly extended an affordable quote.
Everyone was very professional and not proud or snobbish. Am very pleased and will definitely recommend this firm to anyone who needs their services. Thumbs up!By Melissa Lin
Review 3 I had an amazing experience engaging Gloria, Cheryl, Beverly, and Siti as my lawyer. My case was exceptionally complex and they were very able to advise the most appropriate steps, provide realistic expectations, and useful advice. In addition, they are very professional, with high integrity, well dedicated, and passionate with their work. I would highly recommend the GJC law firm to anyone who requires high quality and professional legal advice or representative.

By Sheryl Yap


godwin campos Top Divorce Lawyers in Singapore


Godwin Campos LLC

About With our in-depth specialist knowledge in family law and with an excellent track record of more than 2000 satisfied clients since the firm was established in 2003, Godwin Campos LLC has set itself apart from many other law firms and has comfortably placed itself at the forefront of being the standard of excellence in the field of marital and family law. It, therefore, comes as no surprise that much of our worksurfaces from recommendations by existing and former clients. This is testimony to the quality, attentive dedication and timely work that is promised and delivered to each and every client.
Address 160 Robinson Rd, #14-06 SBF Center, Singapore 068914
Contact +65 6535 1306
Operating Hours
  • Monday to Friday: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM to 12 PM
  • Sunday: Closed


hoh Top Divorce Lawyers in Singapore


Hoh Law Corporation


Founded by Mr Hoh Chin Cha in 1991, HOH Law Corporation has established itself as one of the leading law firms for personal injury and car accident claims. With close to 30 years of experience, our firm has also established a reputation in other areas of practice including family law, wills and probate, property law, medical negligence, general and commercial litigation. 

HOH LAW Corporation has recently been voted* as the No. 1 workplace and car accident law firm in the country, in recognition of our success in the personal injury legal practice. Personal injury claims are those which involve seeking compensation for injuries and/or damage suffered due to another’s negligence or wrongful conduct. The firm has dealt with numerous high-profile car accident cases and achieved satisfactory outcomes for many of our personal injury clients. A summary of some of our reported cases can be found here

Since our establishment, we have expanded from a small office to a network of locations spread across Singapore today. With over 10 branches across Singapore, HOH Law Corporation is committed to bringing quality and accessible legal services to the community.

  • Blk 934 #03-53, Yishun Central 1, 760934, 60 Paya Lebar Road #04-42, Paya Lebar Square (Office Lobby 2), Singapore 409051
  • 60 Eu Tong Sen Street #01-08, Furama City Centre, Singapore 059804
  • Blk 209 #04-631, New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 460209, 1 Coleman Street #B1-05, The Adelphi, Singapore 179803
  • 10 Woodlands Square #01-42, Woods Square Solo 1, Singapore 737714
  • Blk 712A #03-4058, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, Singapore 561712
  • 55 Benoi Road #01-09, Joo Koon Bus Interchange, Singapore 629907
  • Blk 131 #03-243, Jurong Gateway Road, Singapore 600131
  • Blk 146 Potong Pasir Avenue 1, #01-113, Singapore 350146
  • 78 #01-07, Redhill Lane, Singapore 150078
Contact +65 6553 4800
Operating Hours Monday to Friday: 9 AM to 1 PM, 2 PM to 6 PM

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Review 1 Best legal service provider, staff are very polite, good and short walking distance from City hall MRT station. If you need legal service, I would definitely recommend Lawyer Chai Moon Wei to you, a nice and soft-spoken lady!!

By Pang Kee Suan

Review 2 Lawyer I was assigned to is very helpful, and really went out of their way to ensure that my case was well represented. Super happy with the outcome. Thank you!

By Mandy Borelli

Review 3 I had an urgent matter and needed it to be settled quickly. I went to HOH because the fees were lower than I have expected. They also gave me good advice and processed my matter quickly, keeping me updated on my matter. My lawyer was helpful and will always reply to my messages reassuringly.

By Lynette Tham


tembusu law Top Divorce Lawyers in Singapore


Tembusu Law

About Tembusu Law is a modern-day law firm in Singapore founded on a commitment to help people and driven by a calling to serve a higher purpose – to bring greater access to help, answers, fairness, and justice through sound legal advice.

We’re not talking about having a clear mission that focuses solely on how to generate commercial value for you or your business.

Our higher purpose as a law firm in Singapore is not about economic exchanges. It reflects and represents our ideals, our dreams, our ambitions. It explains why and how we are making a difference, it gives us a sense of meaning, it guides our decisions and it draws our support.

The purpose of our practice is not only to delight customers and create value for businesses but also to treat our team as valued human beings. We constantly refine and reinforce this by asking questions, listening and reflecting as well as feeling and understanding the deepest, common needs of our team to build an inspired, deeply connected workforce – a team that desires to think, learn, and grow.

At Tembusu Law, we remain purpose-driven and thankful for every opportunity to serve.

Address 11 Keng Cheow St, #02-05 The Riverside Piazza, Singapore 059608
Contact +65 6974 0068
Operating Hours Monday to Friday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Review 1 I am glad that I chanced upon Jonathan while searching for legal advice online. He was very responsive to my msg and gave professional advice over the phone despite his busy schedule. I wish that there are more lawyers like him who has a bigger heart to help the less fortunate individuals.

Lawyer Jonathan, thank you very much. Our community needs more professionals like you.

By Pauline Han

Review 2 Really appreciated Jonathan’s legal advice and opinion on a query that I had. Could sense that he was very busy despite it being on a weekend and he still took some time out of his hectic schedule to advise me without charge.
It’s very rare to find such lawyers nowadays. Hopefully, you will never need a lawyer, but if you do, I would definitely recommend Jonathan (and Tembusu Law).By Clement Foo
Review 3 Jonathan was very kind and he responded almost immediately when I texted him. Although I only asked for advice and did not end up hiring them, he was still very friendly and gave me the right advice. He was very professional and helped me clarify my doubts, speaking to me in a way I could understand quickly and there was no confusion.

By Angie Ng


lam co Top Divorce Lawyers in Singapore


Lam & Co.

About The law is complex and you are looking for a professional lawyer to help you. You have come to the right place.

Our lawyer, Mr Philip Lam, has been in practice for many years.

Mr Lam has been practicing law for more than 25 years (since 1990). He worked at Drew & Napier for about 8 years before striking out on his own with two partners. In 2005, he started Lam & Co.

We aim to serve you in a friendly, approachable manner. In that way, we will get to know you and your case better and can provide you with the best solution. Where appropriate, we will work with external service providers to achieve this objective.

A significant number of our clients are international (non-Singapore) clients and we are familiar with international aspects of Singapore divorce law.  Where appropriate, we work with foreign lawyers to achieve our client’s objectives.

Depending on your situation, we may be able to:

  • get you a divorce even if your spouse does not agree.
  • get you a divorce even if your spouse cannot be found.
  • get you a favorable division of the assets even if your spouse objects.
  • get you a lower maintenance order even if your spouse fights the case
  • gets you joint custody of your child(ren) even though your spouse objects.

Please feel free to call us at 6.535.1800 and ask whatever questions you have. Or, you can call and fix an appointment to see us in person.

Our firm has many satisfied clients and a lot of them have given testimonials to express their thanks. We intend to provide the same level of excellent service to you.

Address 24 Raffles Place, #28-00 Clifford Centre, Singapore 048621
Contact +65 6535 1800
Operating Hours Monday to Friday: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Review 1 Very excellent professional service provided by Mr Philip Lam & Judy. Went beyond the call of duty even with piles of workload on hand. Good listener and provided valuable advice and reasonable price. Highly recommended and thanks for all help render.

By Eddie Kwok

Review 2 Very responsive and patient. They have understood my requirements well and protected my interests throughout the process. Cost-wise they are very reasonable. I would like to thank Lam & Co for their assistance in resolving my case properly. Thank you so much!

By Gunalan Sithia

Review 3 Philip was very professional and patient in trying to understand my situation and trying his best to answer my questions and advise accordingly. Fees were reasonable as well. Highly recommended.

By Liang Lim


regent law Top Divorce Lawyers in Singapore


Regent Law

Address 111 North Bridge Road #10-01 Peninsula Plaza
Singapore 179098
Contact +65 6438 9770
Operating Hours Monday to Friday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Review 1 Regent Law LLC team is highly responsive and prompt in their replies to queries. Regardless of the time, they always clear my uncertainties and never fail to assure me that they are handling my case to the best of the abilities.

By Wina Curie Brata

Review 2
My sincerest gratitude towards Mr Mathew, Mr Wan and the rest of the team. I was amazed at the swift response and effective measures they took while handling my case. I would highly recommend Regent Law to people who need any legal advice, especially urgent cases. Wish Regent Law all the best!
By Jevin Wang
Review 3 Very thankful to Mathew and Abi. They handheld me throughout the long process of my matter. And also gave me assurance whenever I had doubts.

It took me almost a year to clear my matter. Thankfully it is finally over.
Once again a very big thank you to Regent Law & Team.

Highly recommend Regent Law, if you ever need legal advice!

By Fabian Li


pkwa law Top Divorce Lawyers in Singapore


PKWA Law Practice LLC

Address 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #16-00, HDB Hub, East Wing Tower, 310480
Contact +65 6397 6100
Operating Hours Monday to Friday: 9 AM to 6 PM


Grace Law Top Criminal Lawyers in Singapore

Law Firm

Grace Law LLC

  • Close to 40 years of combined legal experience in criminal, civil and family litigation
  • Over 10 years of experience representing various clients in criminal cases with track record of achieving lowest sentence possible such as warnings and/or minimum penalties
Pricing Contact for quotation info
Address Y151 Chin Swee Road, #13-15, Manhattan House, Singapore 169876
Contact Tel: 6220 6364


Operating Hours Weekdays 9AM – 5.30PM
Closed on weekends


dmo law Top Divorce Lawyers in Singapore


DMO Law Corporation

About Our lawyer, Desmond Ong, is an Advocate & Solicitor registered with the Supreme Court of Singapore.

Desmond obtained his Juris Doctor degree in Law from Singapore Management University. He had previously received a Master of Science in Management Science (Finance) from Stanford University (California) and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace) from Cornell University (New York). Desmond graduated from St. Joseph’s Institution and Victoria Junior College in Singapore.

Desmond was a recipient of the Singapore Airlines (Overseas) (Engineering) Scholarship (2001) and the Singapore Management University Juris Doctor (Law) Scholarship (2011).

To fulfill and complete his scholarship bond with Singapore Airlines, Desmond worked in the Engineering Division of Singapore Airlines from 2007 to 2011 in various Engineering and Management roles covering Technical Services Engineering, Commercial Supplies Management (simultaneously managing two (2) separate Engineering Sections and a combined portfolio of S$150 million dollars of Aircraft parts during the financial crisis of 2007 to 2008) and Strategic Aircraft Fleet Management Planning aspects of running an airline.

Desmond understands that litigation is a stressful process for most, yet many small business owners and heartlanders are reluctant to hire lawyers due to the high fees charged by traditional law firms. He wants to provide affordable access to the law to the people who need legal advice and representation.

Desmond acted for a commercial client in a claim for S$1.34 million in the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2019.

Desmond is a volunteer under the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) and at Community Legal Clinics. He is also an Assigned Solicitor on the Legal Aid Bureau’s Panel of Solicitors.

Desmond has repeatedly tried and failed in cultivating a herb garden. When he is not drowning innocent plants, Desmond enjoys cooking and creative writing. You can find samples of his creative writing here. Desmond also manages the Instagram account of his dog, Dr. Pumpkin, PhD.

Address 5 Coleman Street, Unit 03-10, Excelsior Shopping Centre, 179805
Contact +65 8518 4238
Operating Hours
  • Monday to Friday: 11 AM to 5 PM
  • Saturday: 11 AM to 2 PM
  • Sunday: Closed


ray louis Top Divorce Lawyers in Singapore


Ray Louis Law Corporation

Address 133 New Bridge Road, #16-08, Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413
Contact +65 6557 2725
Review 1 I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Mr. Ray Louis, Ms. Melissa, Mr. Benjamin Yam, and Ms. Shen for handle my case professionally. The legal fee is reasonable. The team is well prepared and provides an excellent write-up for my Letter of Representation and Mitigation Plea which disclosed the truth and finally enable me to a fair sentence which I deserved, fully agreed, and willing to accept. Thumb up and highly recommend!

By Kohkoh cat

Review 2 I have to go for a heart operation in about 2 weeks time, and I have contacted another law firm which I would not call out here, to do my Will. Unfortunately, the lawyer assigned to my case took a long time to get back to me, and I was told that it would take 5 working days to get it done which is not going to meet my deadline.

A good friend of mine recommended me to Ray, I contacted him in the evening, and he immediately got one of his lawyers to reach out to me the next morning. The draft Will was completed the same day with my approval, and then I went to Ray’s office the next day, and the Will was completed. It just took 2 days to get the Will done and at a lower price than the earlier law firm that I was engaging with who said that they are giving me special pricing to do the Will as a repeated customer when they helped me to process a bank loan.

Thanks, Alex and Ray for your efficiency and professionalism to help complete my Will within 2 days.

By Sam Kam

Review 3 Hi Mr Ray and team, I would really like to thank you for all the help that you have provided to me. It was a long journey of 4 years and a difficult one indeed, but worth the wait. Although there were numerous ups and downs along the way, I’m glad it finally came to an end and a happy one as well. My greatest gratitude goes to you and the team, for all the support, advice, updates, and most of all, winning the case ultimately. I will definitely recommend you to my peers, should they need any legal assistance. Thank you and God bless. 🙂

By Me Me


lie chin chin Top Divorce Lawyers in Singapore


Lie Chin Chin Family Practice Team

Address 51 Goldhill Plaza, #10-01 Singapore 308900
Contact Tel: +65 6298 8388


Operating Hours Monday to Friday: 9 AM to 6 PM



Factors to consider when choosing a divorce lawyer 

Divorce lawyer fees

For divorce cases, you should prepare at least $2,500 for legal fees for the cheapest lawyer and the simplest divorce. Even though there are packages that are advertised online, any service that is out of the package service render additional costs. 

Comfortability with the lawyer

As law is a rather personal service, you should be comfortable with your divorce lawyer to share most of the details of your marriage for the case. The divorce lawyer who you choose to engage should be able to understand your circumstances and represent your interests. 

What is an uncontested divorce 

A simplified uncontested divorce is where both parties come to an agreement on all issues regarding their divorce privately and peacefully. 

The person who filed for the divorce will have to confirm what is written in the Statement of Particulars and Statement of Claim is accurate. The other party in the divorce will not dispute the contents of either statement but will file a Memorandum of Appearance which consents to the divorce. 

If there are children under 21 years old involved, they can file an Agreed Parenting Plan for the agreed-on care arrangements. 

For their Housing and Development Board flat, an Agreed Matrimonial Property Plan can be filed when both parties have agreed on what to do with their house. 

Once both parties have agreed on all issues in the divorce case, they can file a Draft Consent Order.

What is a contested divorce 

A contested divorce would mean that there is at least one issue of the divorce case that needs to be resolved. The main difference between a contested divorce and an uncontested divorce is that a contested divorce involves adversarial proceedings. One party may disagree with a particular issue in the divorce case and he feels the need to file a counterclaim. 

A contested divorce has to go through a Pre-Trial Conference. A Pre-Trial Conference narrows the contested areas and tries to resolve some issues.  

If the Pre-Trial Conference is not successful in resolving all the contested issues, a trial date will be set. At trial, the court will determine whether the marriage has broken down. 

Pre-Conditions for divorce in Singapore

You have to be legally married for at least 3 years

A marriage of at least 3 years is required to file for a divorce in Singapore. However, in some cases, a divorce can be filed before the marriage hit the 3 years mark. You will have to provide evidence that shows that you have suffered exceptional hardship or your spouse has been exceptionally cruel and unreasonable. 

Resident of Singapore

In order to obtain a divorce in Singapore, either party in the divorce must have resided in Singapore for 3 years immediately before the start of the divorce proceedings. 

Grounds for Divorce in Singapore

To file for a divorce in Singapore, you will have to prove at least one of the four legally defined facts. 


If one party has committed adultery, and the other party cannot live with the offender, he can file for a divorce. You will need to gather sufficient evidence to prove adultery. You can seek help from a private investigator for gathering evidence. 


For separation, one party have to prove that the other party has lived separately for a continuous period of 3 years. The other party would have to agree to the divorce. Living separately would need to be by choice and not a necessity. 


Desertion is that one party have deserted the other party for a continuous period of a minimum of 2 years immediately before the filing of the divorce. The party filing for the divorce should provide evidence that both parties have been living separately and that the other party has the intention to desert. 

Unreasonable behaviour 

For unreasonable behaviour, one party has to prove that the other party has demonstrated certain behaviour that he cannot be reasonably expected to live with. 

The unreasonable behaviour list is subjective, some of the behaviours include: 

  • Violence
  • Drug addiction 
  • Refusal to socialise 
  • Constant late nights 
  • Compulsive gambling habits 


Filing for a divorce in Singapore can be a lot of paperwork and stress without the help of an experienced divorce lawyer. Do consider engaging a professional divorce lawyer to help make the divorce process smoother and easier. 

Editor’s Note:

While every precaution has been made to ensure the accuracy and fairness of this listing, we acknowledge that they may be inaccuracies. Therefore, we urge you to contact the service provider above for the correct information and/or contact us with the correct information.

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