Divorce

We understand that divorce is a very painful life decision. We seek to ease this process for you by making the process inexpensive and short.

Our lawyer, Desmond Ong, has conducted over 550 divorce and divorce related matters (i.e. deed of separation, variation of divorce orders and annulment) since May 2016.

Our lawyer will personally draft the divorce papers and guide you through the divorce process. He will file the divorce documents for you and arrange the signing sessions so that the entire divorce process will be as painless and fuss free as possible.

Please send us an email at desmond@dmolaw.com.sg with the header “Your Full Name - Non-Contested Divorce” to set up a consultation.

The cost of a 45 to 60 minute consultation is S$100.

If you subsequently decide to appoint us, we will include the cost of the consultation as part of your first bill.

Non-Contested Divorce

We strongly recommend that our clients proceed with a non-contested divorce. This process is less expensive, takes less time and imposes a smaller emotional burden on you (and your children, if any).

Our all-inclusive flat fee for a non-contested divorce is S$1,150. This fee includes all disbursements and all court filing fees. This fee covers all the required terms of divorce including custody, care and control, access, division of the matrimonial home and matrimonial assets, spousal maintenance and child maintenance.

The S$100 consultation fee is part of the S$1,150 non-contested divorce fee. We structure the fee payment this way so that your outlay is only $100 for the consultation where we guide you on all you need to know about the divorce procedure. You pay the remaining S$1,050 only when you are ready to proceed with your divorce.

One round of amendments beyond the first set of confirmed instructions can be done at no additional charge. Further amendments beyond the first round of amendments will be charged at $200 per round of amendments. The onus is on you and your spouse to agree to the divorce terms before paying the remaining fee.

Contested Divorce

If your spouse is unwilling to proceed with a non-contested divorce, we can assist you with the contested divorce proceedings.

Most contested divorce proceedings conclude at the mediation stage (i.e. about 90% of contested divorce proceedings conclude at the mediation stage).

Our fixed price fees for each stage of the contested divorce proceedings are set out below.

The fees below include all disbursements and all court filing fees.

Our fee for contested divorce (up to mediation stage) is limited to S$5,000 (i.e. the maximum that you will pay for your contested divorce if it is resolved by mediation is $5,000).

Correspondence (Letters) with spouse / spouse's lawyer for entire matter

S$500 per month or per part month thereof

Proposed Parenting Plan/Proposed Matrimonial Plan

S$350

Statement of Claim

S$2,000

Defence and Counterclaim

S$2,000

Reply and Defence to Counterclaim

S$2,000

Family Dispute Resolution Conference / Status Conference

S$350 per status conference / resolution conference

Mediation

S$800 per mediation session

Substituted Service (i.e. if Defendant avoids personal service)

$800

Work not described above will be charged separately - You will be informed of the charge before the said work is done.

To be provided upon request

Non-Contested Annulment

For void and voidable marriages, we strongly recommend that our clients proceed with a non-contested annulment. This process is less expensive, takes less time and imposes a smaller emotional burden on you (and your children, if any).

Our all-inclusive flat fee for a non-contested annulment is S$1,800. This fee includes all disbursements and all court filing fees.

The S$100 consultation fee is part of the S$1,800 non-contested annulment fee. We structure the fee payment this way so that your outlay is only $100 for the consultation where we guide you on all you need to know about the annulment procedure. You pay the remaining S$1,700 only when you are ready to proceed with your annulment.

Conditions for fixed price packages

  1. If either Party is an undischarged bankrupt, an additional S$200 will be charged for each party who is an undischarged bankrupt, because more work needs to be done in writing to the Official Assignee to ask for permission to proceed with the divorce.
  2. If the marriage deed is not in English, an additional S$100 will be charged and the cost of translating the marriage deed into English is not included in the fixed fee package.
  3. Any translation or interpretation cost incurred in the conduct of the divorce application is not included in the fixed price package.
  4. Any charges incurred for transactions overseas (e.g. swearing of affidavits overseas, courier charges) are not included in the fixed price package.
  5. The charges listed are for civil marriages and are not for Muslim marriages.

Deed of Separation

We can draft a Deed of Separation for you for a fee of S$400 all inclusive.

The S$100 consultation fee is part of the S$400 Deed of Separation fee. We structure the fee payment this way so that your outlay is only $100 for the consultation where we guide you on all you need to know about the Deed of Separation. You pay the remaining S$300 only when you are ready to proceed with your Deed of Separation.

Uncontested Variation of Divorce Order

We can apply to vary the divorce order for you on an uncontested basis for a fee of S$750 all inclusive. This includes one joint affidavit to be signed by you and your ex-spouse.

The S$100 consultation fee is part of the S$750 Variation of Divorce Order fee. We structure the fee payment this way so that your outlay is only $100 for the consultation where we guide you on all you need to know about the Variation of Divorce Order procedure. You pay the remaining S$650 only when you are ready to proceed with your Variation of Divorce Order.

No hidden charges

Subject to the qualifications set out above, there are no hidden charges.

We do not charge GST.

All disbursements and court filing fees will be included as part of the fixed price packages.