How do I apply for a divorce? What are the steps to getting divorced in Malaysia?
Divorce proceedings begin with a divorce petition. You can't start divorce proceedings unless you fulfill certain conditions
The three (3) main steps in divorce proceedings are:
- Filing of divorce petition
- Granting of a decree nisi
- Applying for a decree absolute
1. Filing of divorce petition
You have to file a divorce petition in the nearest court showing reasons why you want your marriage to end. You should consult a solicitor to advise you on whether you have legal grounds for divorce
In a divorce petition, you may apply for:
- custody of and access to the children;
- maintenance for spouse and children;
- division of matrimonial assets; or
- costs of the proceedings.
A divorce petition must contain the information required by:
If you have any children under 16 or who are over the age and are at school, college or university or are training for a trade, profession or vocation, your divorce petition must be accompanied by a separate written statement containing the information required by Form 4 Statement as to Arrangement for Children
(Malay: Borang 4 Penyata Mengenai Persetujuan bagi Anak-Anak
). You have to attach a copy of up-to-date medical report.
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