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Can I reconcile with my spouse after signing a Deed of Separation?

2016-06-01T09:59:22+08:00

You may reconcile with your spouse even after signing the Deed of Separation. Alternatively, you may proceed with your divorce after 3 years (if your spouse consents) or 4 years (if your spouse does not).

Can I reconcile with my spouse after signing a Deed of Separation?2016-06-01T09:59:22+08:00

What is a Deed of Separation?

2016-06-01T09:58:33+08:00

You may wish to be separated from your spouse for a period of time before you decide on a divorce. In the meantime, the parties can still work out on reconciliation.

In this case, you may sign an agreement called a Deed of Separation which will set out the terms and conditions governing the relationship between […]

What is a Deed of Separation?2016-06-01T09:58:33+08:00

What can the Court do if it is in the opinion that there is a possibility of a reconciliation?

2016-06-01T09:57:09+08:00

It can:-

  1. with the consent of the parties, interview them in Chambers (Judge’s room), with or without the presence of their lawyers
  2. nominate a Conciliation Officer to endeavour to effect a reconciliation
  3. postpone the proceedings to allow the parties the opportunity of being reconciled

It is to be noted that anything said or discussed (including admissions) in the course […]

What can the Court do if it is in the opinion that there is a possibility of a reconciliation?2016-06-01T09:57:09+08:00

What is “Reconciliation”?

2016-06-01T09:56:38+08:00

Section 89 of the Women’s Charter provides that it is the duty of the Court in a petition for a Divorce or Judicial Separation to give consideration to the possibility of a reconciliation of the parties to the marriage.

What is “Reconciliation”?2016-06-01T09:56:38+08:00

To what extent are pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements binding?

2016-06-01T09:55:43+08:00

Singapore law does not treat pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements as being automatically binding. Spouses may challenge such agreements, as these are subject to the scrutiny of the court, to determine whether and to what extent pre- and post-nuptial agreements are enforceable.

Singapore courts have […]

To what extent are pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements binding?2016-06-01T09:55:43+08:00

What is a post-nuptial agreement?

2016-06-01T09:54:17+08:00

A post-nuptial agreement is a legal agreement made between individuals who are already married. The agreement usually sets out how the couple wish their assets to be divided between them if they later separate or divorce. Some post-nuptial agreements also detail how the couple currently arrange their finances and how this will continue or change […]

What is a post-nuptial agreement?2016-06-01T09:54:17+08:00

What is a pre-nuptial agreement?

2016-06-01T09:53:43+08:00

A pre-nuptial agreement is a legal agreement made between two individuals before their marriage has taken place. The agreement usually sets out how the couple wish their assets to be divided between them if they later separate or divorce. Some pre-nuptial agreements also detail how the couple currently arrange their finances and how they will […]

What is a pre-nuptial agreement?2016-06-01T09:53:43+08:00

What is the status of any child of a marriage that has been annulled?

2016-06-01T09:52:50+08:00

Notwithstanding the annulment, as at the date of the decree, the child shall be deemed to be their legitimate child (if the child would have been the legitimate child of the parties to the marriage if it had been dissolved (by way of divorce) instead of being annulled.

What is the status of any child of a marriage that has been annulled?2016-06-01T09:52:50+08:00

What is the effect of Annulment?

2016-06-01T09:52:15+08:00

A decree of Nullity shall operate to annul the marriage with respect to any time after the decree has been made absolute (i.e. final). Notwithstanding the decree, the marriage is treated as if it had existed up to that time.

What is the effect of Annulment?2016-06-01T09:52:15+08:00

What are the defences to the grant of a decree of Nullity?

2016-06-01T09:49:50+08:00
  • If the Plaintiff knew of the circumstances whereby he or she could have avoided the marriage but conduct himself or herself such as to lead the Respondent reasonably to believe that the Plaintiff would not seek to do so; and that it would be unjust to the Defendant to grant the decree.

  • For the Application based […]

What are the defences to the grant of a decree of Nullity?2016-06-01T09:49:50+08:00
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