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What is the information required by Form 2 of the Divorce and Matrimonial Proceedings Rules 1980 (General Form of Petition) (Part III)?

Form 2
General Form of Petition


  1. The petitioner has made many several attempts for reconciliation with the respondent to resolve their matrimonial difficulties, including but not limited to the following:

    For example
    About ....... years ago, the petitioner and respondent had sought marriage counselling from ................ in a local church in ............

    And more recently, over the past .... months, the petitioner has tried to resolve the matrimonial difficulties with the respondent with the help of a mutual friend. [number of] meetings, both joint sessions and separate meetings, were held with the mutual friend acting as mediator.

    As the last step taken, on ..........., the petitioner has referred the matrimonial difficulties to the Marriage Tribunal for reconciliation. The respondent did not attend the reconciliation session on .......... although a notice has been served [or The petitioner and the respondent had appeared before the Marriage Tribunal]. The Marriage Tribunal has certified that it has failed to reconcile the differences between the parties and to persuade them to resume marriage life together.


    There is no provision in the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 [Act 164] for recourse to the assistance and advice of friends, relatives or solicitors, other than the official Marriage Tribunal of Malaysia, for the purpose of effecting a reconciliation.


    This is evident by the Marriage Tribunal Declaration Certificate numbered [certificate number], exhibited hereto and marked [e.g. 'D'].



  2. The following [or No] agreement or arrangement has been made or is proposed to be made between the parties for the support of the respondent [or the applicant] [and the said children] [namely (state details)].

  3. [if applicable] A Statement as to Arrangements for Children in respect of those children of family who are either aged under 16, or aged under 18 and at school, college, or in training for a trade, profession or vocation is also attached herewith. [or No Statement as to Arrangements for Children is attached, because there are no children of the family, or no children of the family are either aged under 16 or aged under 18 and at school, college, or in training for a trade, profession or vocation.]

  4. [In the case of petition for divorce alleging two years separation] The petitioner proposes, if a decree nisi is granted, to make the following financial provision for the respondent [give details of any proposal not mentioned in paragraph 10] [or The petitioner makes no proposals for financial provision for the respondent in the event of a decree nisi being granted].


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