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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;...
  • Who is considered a child of marriage?
    A child of marriage is: a child of both parties who is under the age of eighteen (18) years; a child of one party to the marriage accepted by the other party; an illegitimate child; and or a child...
  • What is the liability of a woman to maintain her children?
    The Court can order a woman to pay or contribute towards the maintenance of her children if it is reasonable to do so.
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