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Who is a minor? What is the definition of a child?
In Malaysia, a minor is defined as one who has not attained the age of majority. Under the civil law, the age of majority is 18. Age of Majority Act 1971 [Act 21] 2. Age of majority Subject to...
What factors does the court take into consideration when making an order for maintenance for a child?
Factors which the court will take into consideration when making an order for maintenance for any child: the financial needs of the child; the income, earning capacity, property and other...
Who has the right of custody over children of the marriage?
The Court may at any time place a child of the marriage in the custody of one of the following persons: either of the child's parents; or where there are exceptional circumstances making it...
Custody and guardianship
An important question that concerns parents' legal rights over their children who are minor as well as the obligations towards them is custody and guardian. Rights and obligation of parents are...
What is the liability of a man to maintain his children?
A man can be ordered by the court to pay maintenance for his children: if he has refused or neglected to provide for the children; if he has deserted his wife and the children are in her charge;...
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