Family and Divorce Partner Ivan Cheong comments in the Straits Times article titled "Upcoming platform to allow couples to file divorce papers online in Singapore"
Harry Elias PartnershipÂ Family and Divorce Partner Ivan Cheong commented in the Straits Times article titled "Upcoming platform to allow couples to file divorce papers online in Singapore". The article was first published on 5 October 2020.
Upcoming platform to allow couples to file divorce papers online in Singapore
Couples will soon be able to file their divorce papers online on a new Web portal.
Tentatively called Litigation Assist, though its name has not been finalised, the portal will generate court documents relating to uncontested divorces and allow them to be filed.
This simplified track is for spouses who are not contesting the divorce and who have agreed on all ancillary matters, such as child custody and maintenance.
The portal, which will be up and running around the end of this year, will ease the administrative process of filing for a divorce, especially for spouses without a lawyer.
Below is an excerpt from the article which features comments by Ivan:
Lawyer Ivan Cheong said the new portal may be useful for couples who already know what they want in an uncontested divorce with few or no ancillary matters that require legal advice.
These could include couples in short, childless marriages who are not seeking to divide the matrimonial assets and there is no claim for maintenance.
He said: "In such cases, the semi-automation of the process and the ability to have the divorce papers filled and filed with minimal inconvenience would assist. They would also, of course, save on legal fees."
Source: The Straits Times
Author: Theresa Tan