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Data On The Number Of Divorce Cases Filed In Past 15 Months

Type: Parliamentary Questions

Topic(s): Children & Families


Ms Mariam Jaafar asked the Minister for Social and Family Development what has been the number of divorce cases filed in the past 15 months since the end of the circuit breaker period when the Family Justice Courts started accepting cases again.

Answer

1 The number of divorces filed since the end of the Circuit Breaker has remained relatively stable, averaging 542 cases per month. Please see Table 1 below. We would like to clarify that parties were able to file for divorce during the Circuit Breaker period.

Table 1 No. of Divorce Applications Filed, 2 Jun 201 – Sep 21

Month

No. of Divorce Applications Filed

Jun 2020

643

Jul 2020

600

Aug 2020

552

Sep 2020

585

Oct 2020

600

Nov 2020

523

Dec 2020

519

Jan 2021

461

Feb 2021

416

Mar 2021

619

Apr 2021

569

May 2021

474

Jun 2021

583

Jul 2021

503

Aug 2021

508

Sep 2021

521

Total

8,676

Average

542

(Source Family Justice Courts)

Note
1 2 June 2020 was when Singapore transitioned from Circuit Breaker to Phase 1. The average is computed over 16 months.