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Foreign Wife divorcing Malaysian Husband

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asked on Apr 15, 2011 at 20:17
by   Lost
edited on Apr 10, 2017 at 07:42
 
I have been living in Malaysia for the past 13 years, married to a Malaysian with a Malaysian son of 5 years old. I have not got my permanent residency (PR) yet and still waiting for it. I am looking for a divorce from my Malaysian husband but I am afraid that I will not be able to have custody of my son as I am not a PR yet here.

I plan to live here and I am pretty settled in life here and in my job. Can anyone advise me on the PR status and how it can affect the custody battle for my son? Any good lawyer around?
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answered on Apr 19, 2011 at 21:48
by   carol
edited Apr 10, 2017 at 08:12
 
Where are you? I am same as you... but I lost my custody. Don't know why?

Are you in Johor Bahru or Kuala Lumpur?
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answered on Apr 20, 2011 at 16:11
by   Lost
Hi Carol,

I am in KL ....What happened ? Tell me more about your story .....
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answered on Apr 20, 2011 at 17:42
by   carol
edited Apr 10, 2017 at 08:52
 
My story is very long...
one time I went to Kuala Lumpur to meet a good lawyer but the price is very high... just for talk  about 30 minutes RM 450.
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answered on Aug 5, 2012 at 20:47
by   gladys
edited Apr 10, 2017 at 09:01
 
My friend also has same problem. Who can help for best lawyer? My friend has 1 son who is just 3 years old.
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answered on Aug 16, 2012 at 21:25
by   thessa
edited Apr 10, 2017 at 09:41
 
@Carol

I want to know how is your divorce case. Why you lost your custody? Can you explain it here? and where are you now? I really want to know... why the law is not fair for foreigner wife?
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answered on Nov 13, 2013 at 13:19
by   Dawn
edited Apr 10, 2017 at 09:45
 
I need help and advise how do I go about divorcing my Malaysian husband? I am not a PR yet although I've been living here for 16 years and have 3 Malaysian kids ages 18, 16 and 13 years old. Please help somebody... anybody
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answered on Nov 15, 2013 at 03:38
by   Bourkey
edited Apr 10, 2017 at 09:46
 
Divorce like normal divorce in Malaysia. What exact advice you need?
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answered on Jan 18, 2014 at 03:17
by   Ashley
edited Apr 10, 2017 at 09:47
 
I'm a foreigner, Filipino. If I divorce my husband, are they going to cancel my visa here and working chopped?
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answered on Apr 4, 2017 at 05:01
by   Dhenice
edited Apr 10, 2017 at 09:51
 
@ashley

We have the same problem. Please share your story here.
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answered on Jun 28, 2017 at 22:25
by   Quinni
edited Jul 4, 2017 at 05:16
 
I'm starting divorce process and to share my knowledge:

1. You should have police report on domestic violence or verbal abuse - what is your issue. Then you can go immigration to extend your social long term pass as abused wife.
2. Other option you can ask your job to apply employment pass. You need to get your husband to cancel your social pass before employment pass can be issued.

For my case I'm going for single petition:

Step 1. Consult lawyer. Fee is around RM250 to RM500 per hour. Total amount will be around RM10,000 to RM18,000 depends on case. If you don't have income you can apply for free lawyer via Malaysian Bar. Visit nearest Malaysian Bar office and get info.

Step 2. Go Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN) and report to marriage tribunal. You should ask for join counseling session. If you husband will not come for session, you get form on that and can submit court order straight away. If he come then you can get it after 3 sessions completed.

Notes:
1. Keep all recorded (Whatsapp, conversations, babies bills, dates on visit and conversations)
2. Keep kids visitation on schedule, for example once in 2 weeks. They will be adopted after divorce.
3. Keep your documents and babies document in safe place - marriage certificate, birth certificate, IC, passports, visa deposited paper. Better if all docs not at home. If your husband is holding babies passport you couldn't get it until court order is issued.

You can go to JPN and get copy of marriage certificate, birth certificate and babies IC with fee of RM50 each. 

The other info I will update after my case done as I'm only in beginning.
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