Knowledge Base Issues

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Can I get a divorce on ground that my spouse is missing and presumed dead?
    If you allege that there are reasonable grounds to suppose that your spouse is dead, you may present a petition: to have it presumed that your spouse is dead; and to a divorce. If the court is...
  • Do I need a lawyer to file for a divorce?
    In Malaysia, when you approach the counter of a court to file your divorce petition, it is common for the court staff to reject your petition presented for filing and request that you have a...
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