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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 on ground of spouse's conversion to Islam?
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 Islam. The divorce petition can only be filed three...
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...
How do I apply for a divorce? What are the steps to getting divorced in Malaysia?
Divorce proceedings begin with a divorce petition. You can't start divorce proceedings unless you fulfill certain conditions. The three (3) main steps in divorce proceedings are: Filing of divorce...
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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