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What are the requirements and good reasons for divorce? What is a joint petition? What is a contested divorce?
If you are a non-Muslim, you can get a divorce in Malaysia only through court proceedings. Your marriage must legally registered in Malaysia under the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976...
Can I get a divorce if my husband is living in another country or is out of Malaysia?
Yes. Section 49 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 [Act 164] provides additional jurisdiction in proceedings by a wife. You may petition for divorce in Malaysia even though your...
Procedure to claim for maintenance during marriage
Make out a complaint at a Magistrate's Court. In the complaint the wife is required to state how much the husband is earning, how many dependent children there are, how much maintenance they need...
Do I need a lawyer to file for a divorce?
In Malaysia, when you approach the counter of a court to file your divorce petition, it is common for the court staff to reject your petition presented for filing and request that you have a...
What is the information required by Form 2 of the Divorce and Matrimonial Proceedings Rules 1980 (General Form of Petition)?
A general divorce petition (Borang Petisyen Am) shall be made by filing Form 2 required by Rule 8, 19(1), (2) and (3), 80 and 81 of the Divorce and Matrimonial Proceedings Rules 1980. The divorce...
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