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Decree Nisi Absolute

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asked on Nov 30, 2009 at 15:13
by   Mike
edited on Aug 17, 2017 at 00:43
 
Does anyone know how long it takes to get the certificate for decree nisi made absolute?

I have been granted the decree nisi more than 3 months ago, and now my lawyer has already filed the application to make the decree nisi absolute. I have asked the lawyer how long normally it takes to get the certificate, she said this is depends on Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN), it could take up to 1 or 2 months, and even 4-5 months.

Can anyone share from your experiences, how long you wait to get the certificate for decree nisi made absolute? Is there any way to expedite it?
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answered on Nov 30, 2009 at 15:20
by   vkpc
edited Aug 17, 2017 at 00:59
 
It has nothing to do with Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN). Once there is no objection for 3 months, you or your lawyer can get the absolute certificate from the court admin in 4 working days.

I think your lawyer is lazy, that's why giving excuses about JPN.
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answered on Nov 30, 2009 at 15:30
by   Mike
edited Aug 17, 2017 at 01:11
 
Thanks vkpc for your prompt response.

Yes, my lawyer keeps avoiding my calls and mails, seems like the lawyer is really lazy.

I have been suffering for so long to get the divorce settled, just hope I can get the absolute certificate as soon as possible.

Can you please guide me what is the procedure, or who or where can I get the certificate by myself? The court admin you are referring is from where? What are the document I need to prepare?
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answered on Nov 30, 2009 at 16:29
by   Mike
edited Aug 17, 2017 at 01:13
 
Can I just walk in to the petition court (my case is at Shah Alam Court) by proving my petition number and they will able to issue me with the copy of the absolute certificate?

Do I need to make appointment in advanced? If yes, may I know if anyone has the contact number?

My ex wife has committed adultery and I have been lived in the dark for years. I really wish to get this completely settled as this have indeed affect me physically and emotionally

Anyone can help?
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answered on Nov 30, 2009 at 18:59
by   vkpc
edited Aug 17, 2017 at 01:33
 
Since you don't know the format of the absolute dekri nisi (English: decree nisi), you may need to go twice. When you reach the Shah Alam High Court, ask for the filing counter for High Court.

At the filing counters, ask for the format of the absolute dekri nisi. If they ask about your lawyer, say your lawyer too busy, asked you to come do yourself.

Get the format, ask them how many copies they need including all the CTCs (Certified True Copies). Also ask about the fees.

Go home a prepare the Absolute Dekri Nisi on a PC based on that format and print out the copies needed. Follow exactly every capital, underline and boldings.

At the bottom of the Dekri should be your name and address in the place of the law firm's name and address.

Go back to the Court filing counter and pass to them and pay the fees. Should be less than RM 50. Tell them you will come back to collect the sealed (stamped) copy and CTCs in 4 days time.
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answered on Dec 1, 2009 at 12:37
by   Mike
edited Aug 17, 2017 at 01:35
 
@vkpc,

Thanks a lot for the information.

I will go to the court to get this done by myself then. But my lawyer said she has already submitted the application, can I still go to apply again? Will the court reject my application?

Already few weeks since she said she has submitted the application, now she told me she is still waiting JPN to send her the copy.
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answered on Dec 1, 2009 at 17:56
by   Anonymous
Where you act in your own interests as an unrepresented litigant after having a lawyer on the record, you ought to inform the court and your lawyer of what you are doing. If you don't then your ill informed unskilled attempt at achieving what you want to achieve will not only embarass you it will also absolve your lawyer of any misconduct from failing to serve you properly.

Do so at your own peril. Discharge your lawyer first. At least then your liability as an unrepresented litigant will count for good when sekeing leave to undo what you have screwed up on your own.

Now perhaps you will understand why Nasi Kandar and Nasi Padang to get your attention. Procedure is one thing. It is the substative law that matters in the end.
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answered on Dec 3, 2009 at 19:15
by   vkpc
edited Aug 17, 2017 at 01:47
 
But my lawyer said she has already submitted the application, can I still go to apply again?

Why not?  Anybody can go get a certified true copy of the decree by paying for it. Your wife also can get another copy from the court admin if she needs to marry again.

Will the court reject my application?
The court is not longer involved, it is only registrar (admin) work now.
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answered on Sep 27, 2010 at 13:02
by   Yvon
edited Aug 17, 2017 at 01:48
 
I have been granted the decree nisi since 4 months ago, and my lawyer already filed the application to make the decree nisi absolute.

Can anyone advice me that can I just walk in to the petition court and my case is at Johor Bharu court to get the absolute certificate?
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answered on May 21, 2014 at 12:25
by   jcfk85
edited Aug 17, 2017 at 01:52
 
Recently me and my future ex-wife are planning to divorce peacefully.

We don't have kids, and she is not interested to share my wealth, and I consulted a lawyer and have been told that both of us need to attend high court to get decree nisi absolute. But yesterday I spoke to her, she throw me a question that since she is not going share my wealth and both of us got no kids, can it be done easily? and most importantly she felt the fee from the lawyer is overpriced. Hope you all give some opinion.
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answered on May 21, 2014 at 15:35
by   bourkey
edited Aug 17, 2017 at 01:52
 
Hi jcfk85.

Can you share how overpriced it is?

Anyways, joint petition like yours can be easily done. But it depends on your interpretation of "easily". For me, it can be easily done because the documents are simple and straight forward. Can be prepared within short time frame, like maybe, within 1 day itself? Then courts nowadays are pretty fast and efficient. Maybe within 2-3 weeks you can attend court already.

As for court's attendance, both must attend. Sometimes can proceed without presence of one party provided there is a good reason.
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