Divorce rates in Singapore has increased last year, compared to 2018. Recent statistics released by Singapore Department of Statistics on July 28 showed that there were 7,623 cases of annulment of divorce last year, and 65% of the civil divorces were initiated by wives.
One of the top reasons that women give while for filing for divorce is “unreasonable behaviour”. If you’ve just gotten married but are looking to divorce for various reasons, you might be wondering, are you allowed to divorce within three years of marriage in Singapore?
Usually, to obtain a divorce in Singapore, parties need to have been married for at least 3 years. This is due to the policy consideration of promoting the sanctity of marriage, and to ensure that parties do not rush into and out of marriage capriciously.
However, in certain exceptional situations, the court may allow a couple to file for divorce even if their marriage has lasted less than three years. Here are examples of such situations.