A divorce lawyer will represent clients who are wishing to legally terminate a marriage. A divorce lawyer will also represent a client who is seeking to enter into a deed of separation or annulling a marriage.
A divorce lawyer will render opinion and provide information to their client to determine the best method to end a marriage, proceed with annulment or legal separation. A few things will have to be taken into account before this process can begin, eg; if a prenuptial agreement or deed of separation exist, the length of the marriage and most importantly, if the marriage is valid at all. The divorce lawyer will require financial information from his client during the period of the marriage, from here; the divorce lawyer will determine the best course of action to be taken.
Educational Requirements to Become a Divorce Lawyer
Candidates who wish to become a divorce lawyer will require extensive knowledge not only of Singapore law, but also familiarity with other countries laws on divorce in order to cater for expat clients who wish to divorce in Singapore. Candidates will need to complete a law degree and pass the bar exam. During this period, candidates should dedicate part of their university holidays doing internships with divorce law firms in order to become familiar with the divorce process in SingaporeThis will be followed by a 6 month training contract with a specialist Singapore divorce law firm.