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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 Prosiding Perceraian dan Hal-Ehwal Suami-Isteri 1980 (Petisyen Bersama)) as near as may be in the order as set out and any further information required as may be applicable.

Affidavit of Means


MALAYSIA IN THE [HIGH COURT IN SABAH AND SARAWAK][OR HIGH COURT IN MALAYA] AT [STATE COUNTY OF COURT]
DIVORCE PETITION NO. .......... of 20..

For High Court in Kuala Lumpur, you need to state the division of the court. Insert (FAMILY COURT, CIVIL DIVISION) one line below the county of court.

Leave the Divorce Petition Number blank. When you and your spouse file the joint petition, a case number will be assigned, which must be marked on all subsequently filed documents.
IN THE MATTER of Section 52 of the Law Reform
(Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 (Act 164); and

IN THE MATTER of a Joint Petition for dissolution
of marriage of [NAME OF 1ST PETITIONER] (NRIC
NO.: XXXX-XX-XXXX) and [NAME OF 2ND PETITIONER]
(NRIC NO.: XXXX-XX-XXXX)
BETWEEN
[NAME OF 1ST PETITIONER]
(NRIC NO.: XXXX-XX-XXXX)
AND
[NAME OF 2ND PETITIONER]
(NRIC NO.: XXXX-XX-XXXX)
...JOINT PETITIONERS
AFFIDAVIT OF MEANS BY [HUSBAND][or WIFE] PETITIONER

I, [PETITIONER'S NAME] (NRIC NO. XXXX-XX-XXXX) of [state your full residential address] make oath and say as follows:-
  1. [Insert details of income]

    State your facts in paragraphs numbered consecutively. Each paragraph being as far as possible confined to a distinct portion of the subject.

    Dates, sums and other numbers shall be expressed in figures and not in words.


    For example:

    I am working as a sales manager and earning about RM6,200 per month.

    I am able to maintain myself and the children of the family financially.
To an affidavit by one deponent
[NAME OF PETITIONER] (NRIC No.
XXXXXX-XX-XXXX) affirmed on ...........
day of ................. 20..... at [County]
[interpretation not required]
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Do not sign or affirm this affidavit until you are with a Commissioner for Oaths who is authorised to witness your signature.

Before me,

__________________
Commissioner for Oaths
This Affidavit of Means is filed by [NAME OF PETITIONER] [or NAME OF SOLICITOR FOR THE PETITIONERS] whose address is [address of solicitor] [or full residential addresses of petitioner].


If you are uncertain about which form to use, please read the article: How do I apply for a divorce?


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