More couples choosing less contentious divorce process

Almost 6 in 10 took simplified track system last year, with no contest on custody, maintenance

58 per cent of 6,320 divorcing couples chose the simplified track to divorce in 2019.
58 per cent of 6,320 divorcing couples chose the simplified track to divorce in 2019.PHOTO: PEXELS

More couples are obtaining divorces through a less contentious and smoother process, in which they decide on the details of the split among themselves and their lawyers before presenting them to the court.

Almost six out of 10 divorcing couples took this simplified track system last year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 23, 2020, with the headline 'More couples choosing less contentious divorce process'. Subscribe