We offer a free initial 30 minutes consultation on the divorce process in Singapore.

About Expat Divorce

Our International Divorce Lawyers will explain the steps involved when considering a divorce in Singapore and advice on your rights and options. The following points should be taken into consideration:


Implications regarding residency

Questions about jurisdiction

National laws involving two countries

Cross-border issues relating to properties and children

All expat divorce cases are unique and require an approach that is tailored to their particular circumstances. At Gloria James-Civetta & Co, we provide sound legal advice to both Expats living in Singapore and clients who originate from other jurisdictions.

We have one of the largest teams of Family Lawyers in Singapore. Our team of International Divorce Lawyers, Mediators, Collaborative Divorce and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners are able to dedicate considerable resources to help our clients achieve the best possible outcome.

Our strong network of international divorce lawyers based in Australia, UK, the Americas, Japan, Europe, China and South-East Asia regions, work together with us to help serve our clients in cross-border matters.

Our Expat Divorce Lawyers can advice on:

  • The Divorce Process in Singapore
  • The Collaborative Divorce Process
  • Meeting the criteria to file for divorce in Singapore
  • Divorce if couples married abroad but currently live in Singapore
  • Divorce if couples married in Singapore but live overseas
  • International Child Custody and Maintenance issues
  • Parental Alienation & Hague Convention
  • Assets Protection & Strategy
  • Financial Settlements
  • Stay proceedings and much more

One of the most significant factors in determining where the divorce proceedings will be heard is by who issues the divorce petition first and in which country. At this critical stage, it is important to seek legal advice from an expert Divorce lawyer at the earliest opportunity.

Our International Divorce lawyers will:

Dispense advice based on law,
Offer their extensive years of experience and legal precedents,
Give clients a realistic analysis of their case, so that they can make the most informed decisions possible.

Our International Divorce Lawyers believe that the divorce process need not to be acrimonious. Our cases only go through the litigation route (trial) when all other avenues, for example Mediation and the Collaborative Divorce process, have failed or are not deemed appropriate.

We will only advise our clients to go to trial when we deem that the other party has made unreasonable demands that warrant a judge making a Court Order.

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Our Approach

Our team of International divorce solicitors is guided by the following principles:

Strong communication between our divorce lawyers and clients, with a focus towards attaining their goals.

Presenting our clients with alternative routes to litigation, for example, Mediation and the Collaborative Divorce Process, with the aim of keeping costs as low as possible.

Thorough research and preparation for every case from the outset.

About Gloria James-Civetta

Our Head Lawyer, Ms Gloria James, is a certified Associate Mediator at the State Courts of Singapore and the Singapore Mediation Centre, where she has an exemplary track record in assisting clients to achieve settlement even in the most acrimonious matters.

She is also a Harvard Law School trained Mediator, Parenting Coordination Lawyer, Child Representative Lawyer, Certified CDC Divorce Coach® and Collaborative Family Practice Lawyer.

“At Gloria James-Civetta & Co, we don’t just practice international family law – we specialise in it”

Our Team of Family lawyers: