Just wondering whether it's better to put flat on sale first then file for divorce or the other way around? And, is the divorce process shortened cos I understand that the some laws changed recently like no need to make any court appearance? Any advice would be appreciated.
yeah. there is recent change in divorce law. as long as both parties agreed on the terms on the alimony and divorce the court waive the need to appear in court. Please correct me if i am in wrong. maybe soon we will have an online divorce me system (EDMS)
well i read abt its like 3 months but why bother abt the length of the divorce. it shouldn't be material unless u want to wed right after divorce.
now it take around 3-6 months to finalised divorce. with this new arrangements it will be lagi faster. going to be a fast food divorce. the work @ the wife/hb end, going down to a law firm to conclude the contract.
once again. pls correct me if i am wrong. read this somewhere months ago
Thanks for all the replies. I needed to know how soon it takes to finalise the divorce cos I'm thinking what's the best option for the flat. It'll be an amicable parting and I won't be asking for anything since we have no kids. Just want to make sure that my portion of the flat contribution goes back to my CPF A/C.
What sort of time frame will the courts give to sell off the flat? What happens if I put the flat on sale first, then file for divorce? Cos if I finalise sale of flat first, it means I have to delay the process for another few months...
At this point, I'm hoping to settle the divorce and the flat in the most straight forward manner -- without complications so that everything will be over fast so that we both can have a fresh start. I won't be asking for any thing except that whatever funds used for the flat can go back to my CPF A/C.
Meplaa, please stop worrying about the costs of a divorce for now. Your marriage being only six months old, does not meet the legal requirement for divorce application unless you can prove you have suffered exceptional hardship. Moreover, are you dead certain on a divorce?
Hi doLL, I have been checking out postings just not sure who to go with. I don't think I want to spend time chatting with a few lawyers before settling on one. You know of a solid one that I can rely on? TIA
If sell flat first, when come to Alimony, the hb can claim that the $ is used to pay his debts and do not have much $$$ left, ofcoz his personal assets and $ need to declare during the settlement of alimony (forgot the actual term)
If sell flat after divorce, the court order may stipulate certain conditions like, Mr A has to pay 30k from the sale of flat to Miss B for repayment of loan and then split the house 60:40 or whatever ration, thd hdb lawyer might not undertake such the convenvyancing n thus the couple need to engage their own lawyer which is around 1k diff from hdb.
My case is not complicated at all cos it's amicable. I don't need any alimony. We have no kids also. We just want the process to be carried out smoothly without any glitches so that we can both move on..
My bro gf is also planning to divorce with her hb...and based on the lawyer, he said better to divorce first then sell cos the judgement will say the % to be split among HB and wife and u cannot run away...that seems to be best for hostile divorce incase the HB ran away with the $$ before divorce...
Can anyone recommend me a good and reasonable rate lawyer. My hubby and I have decided to part due to irreconcilable differences which cause us to quarrel endlessly, this divorce would be a uncontested divorce between both of us. We have sold our house and have stay apart for 4years. My husband has been bugging and chasing me for divorce. I don't have a lot of money, as the $ I got from selling our hse wasn't much, we sold it way below our house valuation as hubby chasing to sell the flat. Whatever $ I have, has been use to renovate my parents old flat so that can make space for me to shift back. I am very tired of my husband constant chasing for divorce, so I want peace of mind.
Hi, me also thinking of divorcing, just that house is only 2.5 yr old bought under SERS scheme. i really cannot stand his negligence. never bring beacon home, never pay bill, never care for son -9yrs old. home to him is just like a free hotel and i am his free maid. come home only for 3'S' Sleep/Shit/Shower. even holiday $ i have to fork out. can somebody advise me how to deal with it and how much is the whole divorce proceeding cost?$3k enough? me not earning much. if surrender flat to hdb, can i buy another hse again? who is gg to hlp me look after son if divorced cos now is my m-i-l looking after... dilemma + agony...
Ipy , your case sound like mine too but getting much worse than before. And i very much regretted not taking advices and warnings of some forummers of this SB. Now i am standing at the very end of the cliff and considering the divorce option. So is my husband too. We both are very tired and weary from endless quarrels over the same problems again and again. Now feeling very lonely daily after work and even on weekends but at least not so bad as i can be kept busy with taking care of my son. No adultery involved too. hmm dunno if can use this financial hardship as a main reason to end the marriage. really need some advices again.