IN THE FAMILY JUSTICE COURTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE

FC/D / 2020

Between

[Name of Plaintiff]
(NRIC No. ***)
…Plaintiff

And

[Name of Defendant]
(NRIC No. ***)
… Defendant

STATEMENT OF CLAIM FOR DIVORCE

1. The Marriage between Plaintiff and Defendant (the marriage)

a. Date and Place of the solemnization of the Marriage: [Insert date], Singapore
b. Date and Place of the registration of the Marriage: [Insert date], Singapore
c. Marriage Certificate Number: [Insert Marriage Certificate Number]

2. Particulars of Parties

a. Plaintiff

DOB: Citizenship:
Religion: Education level:
Occupation: Current address:

b. Defendant

DOB: Citizenship:
Religion: Education level:
Occupation: Current address:

c. The last address at which the parties to the marriage have lived together as husband and wife:
[To insert]

3. Jurisdiction

a. The court has jurisdiction based on domicile. [Choose one of the following]

i. The Plaintiff/The Defendant/Both the Plaintiff and the Defendant* is a/are* Singapore citizen(s).
ii. Neither the Plaintiff nor the Defendant is a Singapore citizen. [The Statement of Particulars shall set out the reasons for which the court has jurisdiction based on domicile.]

b. The court has jurisdiction based on habitual residence. [Choose one of the following]

i. The Plaintiff has been habitually resident in Singapore for a period of 3 years immediately preceding the date of the filing of the writ.
ii. The Defendant has been habitually resident in Singapore for a period of 3 years immediately preceding the date of the filing of the writ.
[The Statement of Particulars is to state the relevant details in either case, including:
(A) Address(es) of the place(s) of residence; and
(B) The length of residence at each place.]

4. Children

[To state, in respect of each living child of the marriage]
Name of child: [To state]
Birth Certificate No.: [To state]
Date of Birth: [To state]
Gender: [To state]
Any disability or illness? [If the child is suffering from serious disability or chronic illness or from the effects of that illness, state the nature of the disability or illness and in the Statement of Particulars, attach a copy of any up-to-date medical report which is available.]
Child over 21 (whether in educational institution, national service, or mentally/physically disabled?) [In the case of a child above the age of 21 years, to state whether he is receiving instruction at an educational establishment or undergoing training for a trade, profession or vocation and whether he is suffering from a mental or physical disability and whether he is or will be serving full time national service.*]
Is the child under care? [If the child is under the care or custody of an approved school or approved home established under the Children and Young Persons Act (Cap. 38), give details, and state the date of any order for care or custody and the circumstances which gave rise to its being made.]
Is there a dispute whether the living child is a child of the marriage? No

5. Related Proceedings

There are no other proceedings in Singapore with reference to the marriage, or to any children of the marriage, or between the Plaintiff and the Defendant with reference to maintenance or to any property of either or both of them.

6. Ground on which Relief is Sought

a) The marriage has broken down irretrievably.

b) Fact(s) relied upon for the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage: (for the purposes of section 95(3) of the Women’s Charter):

That the Defendant has behaved in such a way that the Plaintiff cannot reasonably be expected to live with the Defendant.

OR

That the parties to the marriage have lived apart for a continuous period of at least 3 years immediately preceding the filing of the writ and the Defendant consents to a judgment being granted. [The Statement of Particulars is to annex a copy of the Defendant’s consent if available.]

OR

That the parties to the marriage have lived apart for a continuous period of at least 4 years immediately preceding the filing of the writ.

7. Relief Claimed

To state the particulars of relief claimed by the Plaintiff, including any claim for ancillary relief.

a. Divorce
That the marriage be dissolved.

b. Custody, care and control of the child/children of the marriage

[To insert]

c. Access to the Child/Children of the marriage
[To insert]

d. Division of matrimonial home
[To insert]

e. Division of matrimonial assets
[To insert]

f. Maintenance for the wife
[To insert]

g. Maintenance for the Child/Children
[To insert]

h. Costs
[To insert]

i. Others
[To insert]