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Child Custody after Conversion

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asked on Jan 13, 2017 at 20:28
by   AOtresses
edited on Jan 16, 2017 at 06:30
 
I am a non-Muslim in a relationship with a Muslim man. We are hoping to be married next year, in 2018 and I will be converting to Islam as required by Malaysian law sometime this year.
 
I have a son from a previous marriage whom I have full custody. Both my partner and I have agreed that my son will remain the same faith (as a Christian) and choose his own faith when he turns 18/legal age. My question would be:

1)  Will there be any effect to the full custody of my son due to my conversion to Islam?
2) Is there a possibility that my ex-husband can somehow challenge and get full custody due to my conversion?
3) Any other effects to the court order/Decree Nisi upon my conversion that I should be wary about?
 
Being in Malaysia, I am mindful that religion plays a big role in court and the law and though we live in a multi-racial country and in harmony, as the saying goes – anything can happen.
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answered on Jan 17, 2017 at 18:25
by   Anonymous
Both my partner and I have agreed that my son will remain the same faith (as a Christian) and choose his own faith when he turns 18/legal age.

Personal opinions (non-legal)
1) Yes
2) Yes
3) Yes
It all depends on age of child, whether the father wants the child out of love or being spiteful towards the mother, how amicable the the divorce was.
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answered on Jan 17, 2017 at 20:31
by   divfmly
Well, any law slightly biased for mother until child is 18. However, getting full custody depends on how your case is going. Your ex-husband can challenge the custody. You may consult any legal professional or mediator regarding this situation will help you out the dilemmas. 
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