Parties have to be married for at least 3 years unless permission from court is granted, before divorce proceedings may be commenced and one party must be domiciled in Singapore or habitually resident in Singapore for a period of 3 years preceding commencement of proceedings.

Irretrievable breakdown of marriage is the sole ground of divorce and is to be established by one or more of the following facts:
  • Adultery of the Defendant

  • Unreasonable behaviour of the Defendant

  • Desertion for a continuous period of 2 years by the Defendant

  • 3 years period of continuous separation of parties for which the Defendant’s consent is to be obtained

  • 4 years period of continuation separation
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