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  • Can I get a divorce on ground of spouse's conversion to Islam?
    Yes. You may petition for divorce under Section 51 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 [Act 164] if your spouse has converted to Islam. The divorce petition can only be filed three...
  • What is matrimonial property?
    Matrimonial property is: the property both parties acquire during marriage; and lso includes the property owned by one party before the marriage, but to which there has been substantial...
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  • What should an Affidavit of Means look like?
    A joint petition (Malay: Petisyen Bersama) must contain the information required by Form 3 of the Divorce and Matrimonial Proceedings Rules 1980 (Joint Petition) (Malay: Borang 3 Kaedah-Kaedah...
  • Can I get a divorce if my husband is living in another country or is out of Malaysia?
    Yes. Section 49 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 [Act 164] provides additional jurisdiction in proceedings by a wife. You may petition for divorce in Malaysia even though your...
  • Division of matrimonial property
    When granting a decree of divorce or judicial separation, the Court has the power to order one of the following: to divide matrimonial property between the parties; or to sell such property and...
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