International Divorce in Singapore

Married business and professional couples are increasingly spending time living overseas. Expanding globalization has meant that the family model with only one permanent resident in a country is becoming more and more frequent.

In Singapore this can mean that either party may reside in another country, hold joint property or have business interests and other assets abroad. It may also involve one parent wanting to relocate with children abroad.

All expat divorce cases are unique and require an approach that is tailored to their particular circumstances.

Our beliefs centre around:

  • strong communication between our lawyers and client in order to attain our client’s goals
  • presenting our client with money-saving alternatives to expensive court room battles such as mediation and the Collaborative Divorce Process
  • thorough research and preparation for every case right from the word go

For the purposes of jurisdiction in Singapore, expats may only divorce in Singapore if they meet the 3 year marriage bar; that is, they have been married for at least 3 years and either party has resided in Singapore for at least 3 years.

You need a team that is highly experienced in dealing with international divorce cases which involve cross-border and international aspects.

Our team of dedicated family law practitioners, headed by principal partner Ms Gloria James-Civetta, includes accredited family and matrimonial law mediators and collaborative practice lawyers.

For further detailed information on international divorce, please visit our dedicated web-page at

At Gloria James-Civetta & Co we specialise in helping expat couples and individuals achieve their long-term goals in the least acrimonious manner. We have one of the largest teams of divorce lawyers in Singapore equipped with the necessary resources, alliances and manpower to handle the complexities of an expat divorce.

International Divorce Information -Divorce Process, Child Issues, Division of Assets & Maintenance

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