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Singapore Government

Divorce Support

Legal Aid

Legal Aid

Getting a divorce can be stressful and you may want to consult a lawyer for advice and assistance. You can also contact Divorce Support Specialist Agencies for your counselling.

Lower-income families going through divorce may also be eligible for legal aid covering financial matters, divorce proceedings and family violence. 

Here are some legal services you can refer to: 

Community Legal Clinic (Pro Bono)  
The community legal clinics are located at: 

North West CDC

Woodlands Civic Centre 
900 South Woodlands Drive #06-01 
Singapore 730900 
Tel: (65) 6248 5566 

South East CDC 

Singapore Post Centre 
10 Eunos Road 8 #02-01 
Singapore 408600 
Tel: (65) 6243 8753 

Community Justice Centre

Address: 1 Havelock Square, 
Level 1 State Courts Complex, 
Singapore 059724 
Tel: (65) 6557 4100 / 6435 5384 
Opening hours: 
Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 12.30pm, 2.00pm – 5.30pm 
Friday, 8.30am to 12.30pm, 2.00pm – 5.00pm 

Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations – Singapore Association of Women Lawyers (SCWO – SAWL) Legal Clinic

Address: SCWO Centre 
96 Waterloo Street 
Singapore 187967 
Tel: (65) 6571 0185 
Opening hours: 6.30pm to 8.30pm (1st & 3rd Monday of the month) 

Legal Aid Bureau 

45 Maxwell Road, #07-11, 
The URA Centre, East Wing, 
Singapore 069118 
Tel: 1800-CALL-LAW (1800 2255 529)

For more info on pro bono services, please visit the Law Society of Singapore website. For the full list of free legal aid services in Singapore, please visit the Legal Clinics website

Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) Family Services

An alternative dispute resolution may help you reach an agreement on parenting arrangements including divorce maintenance disputes without going to court.

The Family Mediation Scheme is developed by the Singapore Mediation Centre to help parties involved in matrimonial cases resolve such disputes amicably, and in a faster and cheaper manner. 

Mediation can assist couples who are going through divorce or separation resolve complicated issues more effectively. Such issues may include child custody, spousal maintenance, division of family assets and other financial matters arising from the breakdown of the relationship.

For more details on mediation, please refer to SMC Family Services.