Separation, as defined under Singapore law, means that parties are living separate lives, and for all intents and purposes no longer presenting themselves as husband and wife. They remain still legally married to each other, and all the legal obligations of being married to each other still apply.
Living separate lives does not necessarily mean parties are physically living in separate locations. Since parties are likely to still have some overlap in their lives (for example because of children), a deed of separation is a useful agreement that is entered into between a husband and wife to set out and manage each party’s rights and obligations in relation to the marriage, such as:
A deed of separation is not a Court document, and cannot be filed in Court. Signing a deed of separation does not mean that parties will be “automatically divorced” in the future either. There are a number of practical reasons why a couple may wish to have a deed of separation:
(a) Parties have decided to divorce but they have not been married for at least 3 years
Singapore law prescribes that generally, a couple has to be married for a period of at least 3 years before they can get a divorce. Sometimes people do not wish to wait that long before going on with their separate lives.
(b) Parties have decided to divorce but they do not wish to do so yet
Even in cases where the marriage has been for more than 3 years, parties may decide to stay married legally because of the children or HDB property (you may only sell in the open market after the minimum occupation period).
(c) You may not have decided to divorce, but wish to live apart for a period of time
A party is still considering divorce but wants to have evidence that the period of separation has commenced.
(d) To establish proof that parties were actually separated
Should a party decide to get a divorce, a deed of separation will serve as documentary proof that those parties have in fact separated from a specified date.
Our Deed of Separation fees start from $400.
Please contact us to discuss your situation.
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Efficient and quality service provided by Cherie Tan. She was professional and knowledgeable, ensuring that she provided great advice. The fees were very reasonable for the quality of service provided.
I had engaged the services of IRB for my matrimonial divorce proceedings recently in 2018. During the process, Ms Cherie Tan was my lawyer giving me advice and she did it very well and advised me my options and drafted the documents professionally. However after she sent the divorce notice to my wife we decided to reconcile and the process was terminated without further action, I think that Cherie is a good...
lawyer and I would not hesitate to engage her for any legal advice or service I require if the need arises.
Cherie is a knowledgeable lawyer that handled my divorce case. She listens and whenever I have queries, she will answer them objectively and straight to the point. She will provide many options available and once I make up a decision, she will stand by me. A good lawyer is important and I thank you for supporting me through my divorce proceeding.
Hi Cherie 妳好，谢谢妳非常专业并有效率的幫我处理了我的离婚事项。妳的幫忙让我能够做到对孩子的承诺，住在原来的家，並在不影响他们日常生活下与他们的父亲离异。我和孩子都过得很好，非常感恩妳专业的服务
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What a truly professional lawyer!
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Fazal truly is a lawyer with a heart for his clients. When he handled my divorce case, he made sure that my young children were kept away from unnecessary scrutiny. He is sensitive and helped me find the least emotionally-straining solution to my divorce. He went the extra mile to convince my husband to consent to arrangements through mediation, and I am grateful to him for that!
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Despite my slurring brought on by my illness, Fazal still managed to remain patient and took the effort to clarify parts where I was unclear on my desires. He enduringly helped me find a method of communication I was comfortable with, and ensured that my wishes were respected to the fullest. The end result he produced was a will which was exactly how I wanted it to be. When I offered to pay him extra, he...
refused. What a truly professional lawyer!
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I admit that I was a very difficult client and had refused to come out and admit many facts which were crucial to help my defence. Other lawyers gave up on me, but Mr Fazal did not. He was patient all throughout the case, but at the same time, managed to convince me to help him defend myself in court. Mr Fazal also went the extra mile to ensure that my family was well taken care of while I was in prison. I want...
to thank him from the bottom of my heart.
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My sincere thanks goes to the excellent legal representation of Mr Ashwin. I could not be happier with the results of my husbands trial, as Ashwin went above and beyond to assist my husband in getting a lighter sentence. His confidence in the courtroom never failed to impress me, and he really made us feel like we were in safe hands.
We approached IRB Law after doing research on which law firm might be suitable to represent my father in court. We met with Ashwin and laid out the case to him. He was available to guide us through the legal process and was highly professional and compassionate lawyer. He had helped my father through this difficult time and was able to reduce the charges.
I called IRB with a tenancy issues. They got a lawyer who is expert in this field to help me almost immediately within the day. Very humble and helpful. I can’t recall the names but there’s 2 lawyers who called me back. My landlord finally agreed to the demands, so I didn't end up using their full services, but their advice and support was extremely useful.
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extremely professional and would leverage again in the future if the need arose.
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