There were a total of 7,578 divorces in 2017, according to the Singapore Department of Statistics. Although no couple wants to go through a divorce, sometimes the marriage reaches the point of no return. Here are some of the things you need to know when choosing a divorce lawyer in Singapore.
There are generally three kinds of divorce lawyers: individual, law firm, and high net worth.
The individual divorce lawyer will handle your case personally. There is a small charge for initial consultation, and the succeeding charges are usually reasonable.
A separation lawyer who is an associate in a law firm is able to handle a large volume of cases. They are able to spend on marketing and even provide a free consultation. One drawback to hiring a divorce lawyer from a law firm is that the first lawyer you talk to might hand off your case later on to a different associate.
There are also lawyers who specialise in clients with high net worth. They have built a strong reputation among the elite and usually charge a large deposit even before any legal work is done.
What can an annulment attorney do for you?
A good lawyer must be able to do the following:
- Represent clients in court hearings
- Calculate the division of assets
- Calculate child and spousal support
- Represent clients in the Collaborative Family Practice process
- Offer mediation to settle out of court
Divorce lawyers are responsible for drafting documents and motions related to child custody, child and spousal support, and occupancy issues of the marital home.