Syariah Divorce

We understand that getting a divorce is a difficult decision. In addition to taking care of the procedural requirements of the Syariah Court, our experienced Syariah lawyers will also advise on your legal rights and obligations in a divorce, such as the custody of children, division of matrimonial assets, and maintenance.

The governing law of Muslims in Singapore who have decided to get a divorce is Syariah law, which is different in many ways from civil law. Significantly, there is no minimum 3-year period before you can get a divorce under Syariah law. Also, unlike civil marriages, Muslim divorces are heard in the Syariah Court of Singapore.

More considerations arise where a Muslim has made civil law arrangements, such as wills and trusts, and where the Muslim was a convert, i.e. not Muslim at birth.

IRB Law has one of the largest Syariah law practices, with more than 10 lawyers and paralegals with expertise in this unique area of law. Our Syariah law practitioners are conversant in Malay, Tamil, Chinese and English.

Speak to our team today to get a full understanding of your rights and obligations.

Get in touch for an initial consultation so we can better understand your situation and give you an idea of the options, process and potential fees involved.

Why chose us?


We are committed to resolving
your matter quickly and without
incurring unnecessary costs.

Tons of experience

We have a team of more than
20 lawyers. When you work
with IRB, you gain access to
that collective experience.


Transparent, affordable fees

We believe legal services should
be affordable to all. We offer
transparent, affordable, and
fixed free pricing.


Meet some of the Syariah law team

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Abdul Aziz

Senior Partner - Head of Muslim Law Practice

Mr Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Rashid holds a law degree from the National University of Singapore and heads a team of lawyers in the firm who handle both contentious and non-contentious Muslim law matters.

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Mohamed Baiross

Founding Partner

Baiross is the managing partner of IRB Law LLP. He is an experienced lawyer with an excellent reputation across a broad selection of practice areas including divorce, insolvency, crime, probate, syariah, and civil litigation.

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Nur Izyan

Senior Associate

Izyan is a senior associate of the firm. She advises on civil litigation, family law, Syariah law, estate law, criminal defence, insolvency and restructuring, debt recovery and employment matters.

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Norhakim Shah


Hakim graduated from the University of Liverpool with an LLB (Honours) in July 2010 and is a partner at I.R.B. Law LLP. His experience lies in the Muslim family law area.

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