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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...
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;...
What are the differences between an illegitimate and legitimate child?
If the parent dies intestate, a legitimate child is entitled to property from both parents. An illegitimate child cannot inherit his or her father's property if the father dies intestate. However,...
Can I prevent the other parent from taking children out of Malaysia?
Yes. The Court also has powers to restrain the parent of a child from taking a child out of Malaysia. An application can be made either at the time when any matrimonial proceeding is pending or...
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