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» What are the requirements and good reasons for divorce? What is a joint petition? What is a contested divorce? Open [What are the requirements and good reasons for divorce? What is a joint petition? What is a contested divorce?] in New Window
You can get a divorce if your marriage is legally registered in Malaysia under the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 [Act 164] which provides for a non-Muslim monogamous There are two types of divorce in Uncontested...
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» Can I get a divorce on ground of spouse's conversion to Islam? Open [Can I get a divorce on ground of spouse's conversion to Islam?] in New Window
Yes. You may petition for divorce under Section 51 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 [Act 164] if your spouse has converted to The divorce petition can only be filed three (3) months from the date of the...
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» Can I get a divorce if my husband is living in another country or is out of Malaysia? Open [Can I get a divorce if my husband is living in another country or is out of Malaysia?] in New Window
Yes. Section 49 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 [Act 164] provides additional jurisdiction in proceedings by a You may petition for divorce in Malaysia even though your husband is not domiciled or resident in Malaysia...
» Can I get a divorce on ground that my spouse is missing and presumed dead? Open [Can I get a divorce on ground that my spouse is missing and presumed dead?] in New Window
If you allege that there are reasonable grounds to suppose that your spouse is dead, you may present a to have it presumed that your spouse is to a If the court is satisfied that such reasonable grounds exist, it...
» What does the court take into consideration before granting a divorce or when making a decision? Open [What does the court take into consideration before granting a divorce or when making a decision?] in New Window
Where either or both parties to a marriage do not consent to the divorce or are not in agreement on certain or all issues of the divorce, hearing of the divorce petition will be held in the court to resolve the issues in your divorce. The court...

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