Annulment is a declaration by the court that a marriage was not legally valid or had become legally invalid. Under Singapore law an annulment of marriage may be granted for a number of different reasons, including if the marriage has not been consummated, if either party was already married at the time of your marriage and other more technical legal reasons.
The grounds for obtaining an annulment in Singapore are not always straight-forward and you will need to discuss your particular circumstances in detail with a family lawyer who specialises in this area of law.
You must apply to the court to annul the marriage by presenting a ‘Writ for Nullity” within a reasonable period of time, and in many cases this will be within three years of the marriage.
There is no requirement to have been married for at least 12 months before applying.
If you are eligible and the case is uncontested (i.e. both parties agree to the annulment) it will take between 4 to 6 months to process.
Unlike divorce, which, if it is uncontested is usually done on paper and requires neither party to attend Court, for an annulment you will have to make a court appearance.
In a case which is uncontested and will be heard in the Family Justice Courts, we can arrange an annulment for a fixed fee of S$2,500.00 (inclusive of GST and Court fees).
In some cases, another party can oppose the annulment – this can sometimes result in your lawyer needing to obtain and produce for court of lot of additional evidence and in some instances the court case is long and involved too. In these circumstances talk to Yeo & Associates LLC and seek the help of our lawyers for annulment in Singapore. Your case will be handled on an hourly rate basis.