Variation Application (Summons)

Variation applications summons


Parties may make a variation application to vary the Court order upon certain events such as a material change in circumstances. The application is made by filing a summons which is an e-form to be filled up in E-Services. It must be accompanied with a supporting affidavit which may be downloaded here. Please refer to the user guide on Filing of Summons for more information.

After you (the Applicant) have filed the summons, you are required to serve the Summons (together with relevant documents) on your ex-spouse (the Respondent). Service may be effected by personal service, registered post or a substituted mode of service. The process is similar to that of service of Originating Summons for divorce except that you may not effect service via the SYC Portal. Please refer to the sections on:

*If you wish to make an application to serve the Summons to vary an Order of Court via Substituted Service, you may file a Summons (Other Application) in E-services using the relevant forms. You may refer to the filing instruction and forms on our website under Resources > Forms > 5.7(b).

Upon filing the variation application, the Court will fix a date for mediation or Pre-Trial Conference for both parties to attend.

If you were previously represented by solicitors and your solicitors remain on record, but you wish to represent yourself in the proceedings, you are required to file a Notice of Intention to Act in Person through the SYC Portal before filing the summons.

If the nature of your summons is to rescind your previous consented Court order and not to have the ancillary matters determined on the grounds that you and your ex-spouse wished to reconcile (rujuk) or reconcile and remarry (revocation of divorce), you are required to file the Parenting Plan and Matrimonial Property Plan as applicable.

If you are the applicant, please click here for information on filing the summons.

If you are the respondent, please click here for important information on the documents which need to be brought on your appointment date.