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Syariah Divorce Procedures in Singapore

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Getting a divorce can be emotionally exhausting and difficult a decision. When undergoing divorce procedures in Singapore, individuals involved need to consider other related matters such as child custodymaintenance and division of matrimonial assets. In perhaps some of your most vulnerable emotional moments, we know how important it is to provide a professional yet also comfortable, warm service and our dedicated lawyers aspire to do so for our clients.

We understand your situation

Divorce is a difficult decision. For Muslims, divorce procedure in Singapore are governed under the Syariah law and the Administration of Muslim Law Act.. However there are also civil principles and law which will apply in certain areas. At Emerald Law, our lawyers who specialise in syariah law in Singapore will advise you on how the divorce process works in accordance with the Syariah Court, your legal rights and obligations as well as all other matters concerned. Finding a lawyer who is well-versed in syariah law in Singapore can be incredibly helpful to easing the process for you, reducing the stresses involved.

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O Prophet, when you [Muslims] divorce women, divorce them for [the commencement of] their waiting period and keep count of the waiting period, and fear Allah, your Lord. Do not turn them out of their [husbands’] houses, nor should they [themselves] leave [during that period] unless they are committing a clear immorality. And those are the limits [set by] Allah . And whoever transgresses the limits of Allah has certainly wronged himself. You know not; perhaps Allah will bring about after that a [different] matter.

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With the right support and assistance, we can ensure that we will do our best so that your divorce procedure in Singapore will be hassle and stress free, well-managed and carried out to your wishes. Going through a divorce can take a toll on your mental and emotional health. Understanding Syariah law in Singapore is not an easy task and as such so hiring a specialised lawyer Singapore to take on your divorce case will ease the responsibility of navigating the process during a tough time.

Emerald Law Singapore’s team of divorce lawyers specialising in syariah law are offering two free consultations. If you are undergoing a divorce procedure here and may need lawyers to represent you for a host of other matters (child custody, maintenance and division of matrimonial assets), our team will be able to help you.

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It is for us to discuss your matter briefly and to provide you with a general overview. There will be no review of documents during the free first consultation.

Yes, there will be charges but rest assured our charges are reasonable.

We will try our best to accommodate your financial needs. We offer fixed fee arrangements and even instalment payments for our services. 

However, if you are truly unable to afford the services of our lawyers, we will recommend that you approach the legal aid bureau or law society pro bono services to see if you qualify.

In situations such as this, you must bring 2 male witnesses and there is a specific procedure when doing so. For the womenfolk, there is a need to proceed via cerai taklik or fasakh. In our experience, cases like these often take very long in court as parties don’t know how to do substituted service or move on to the next stage. You may also watch one of our videos on the problems you may face here.

The Court can make an order for a hakam to be appointed. It is not necessary for this to be a consent order.

Generally, it may take between four months to a year.

You may appeal to the Appeals Board within a month from the date on which the Order was made.

Yes, but it will have an impact on the iddah period.

You may proceed to the Syariah Court and obtain a Certificate of Revocation. It is best to check with the court as sometimes there may be a need for you to remarry.

You may read further on how engaging a lawyer will be beneficial here.

Alternatively you may read our other articles located here.

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And when they have [nearly] fulfilled their term, either retain them according to acceptable terms or part with them according to acceptable terms. And bring to witness two just men from among you and establish the testimony for [the acceptance of] Allah . That is instructed to whoever should believe in Allah and the Last day. And whoever fears Allah – He will make for him a way out.

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Why choose us

Why choose us for your divorce procedures in singapore?

We Are Specialised

Each and every lawyer assigned to your case is someone who has handled many similar cases of divorce procedures in Singapore before. They each bring a specialised element to your matter ensuring that your case is handled with the utmost care.

We Provide Solutions

We ensure that the advice and solutions provided to you resolves your matter in the most efficient manner. We are not here to simply talk, we’re here to provide REAL solutions to ensure the best possible outcomes for you.

We Are Committed

We provide service with such dedication that we will provide a strategy to help and obtain optimal results instead of preparing template documents. 

Mohammad Rizuan

Managing Director. Syariah Law

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