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Knowledge Base Issues

  • 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...
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  • 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...
  • Can I have some information on recovery of arrears of maintenance?
    Arrears of maintenance are recoverable for a maximum period of three (3) years; Arrears are recoverable if they accrued before a receiving order was made against the defaulter and shall be...
  • Whose duty is it to maintain the children?
    Whether or not the child is in the custody of a parent, it is the duty of both parents to provide or pay for the following items for the child; having regard to the parent's means and station in...
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