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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 V)?

Form 2
General Form of Petition



    The petitioner therefore prays -

    This prayer of the petition is your request to the court describing what you are seeking for.


    (1) That the said marriage may be dissolved [or declared void] [or annulled] [or as the case may be].

    (2) [If you wish to claim costs from the respondent or co-respondent] That the respondent [or co-respondent] shall be be ordered to pay the costs of this suit.

    (3) [If you wish to make an application for ancillary relief] That the petitioner may be granted the following ancillary relief, namely [state particulars of any application for ancillary relief which it is intended to claim].

    For example:
    • Order for maintenance pending suit
    • Periodical payments
    • Secured periodical payments
    • Lump sum provision
    • Property division order under section 76 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 [Act 164]
    • Variation of a settlement


    (4) That the petitioner may be granted the custody of [state name(s) of child(ren)].

    (5) [If you wish to make an application for ancillary relief in respect of children] That the following ancillary relief be granted for the children of family, namely [state name(s) of the child(ren) and particulars of any application for ancillary relief which it is intended to claim].

    For example:
    • Periodical payments
    • Secured periodical payments
    • Lump sum provision
    • Property division order under section 76 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 [Act 164]


The name and addresses of the persons who are to be served with this petition are [give particulars, stating if any of them is a person under disability].

The petitioner's address for service is [Where the petitioner sues by a solicitor, state the solicitor's name or firm and address, or where the petitioner sues in person, state his place of residence as given in paragraph 3 of the petition or, if no place of residence in Malaysia is given, the address of a place in Malaysia at or to which documents for him may be delivered or sent].

Dated this .... day of .............. 20....


____________________
(Solicitor for the) Petitioner
This Petition is filed by [solicitor for the] petitioner whose address for service is at [address of solicitor or residential address of petitioner].


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