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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 about variation of agreement for custody and maintenance and the factors taken into consideration?
The Court has powers to vary its own orders for custody and maintenance Any interested party can apply for the variation; The factors that can be taken into consideration are: that the order was...
Is there a need to apply for custody of the child in the event of separation or divorce?
Under the situation, the husband and wife must decide on who to have custody of the child. If both parties are mutually agreeable in this decision, no formal application is necessary. However, if...
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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