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If I am married abroad, will my marriage be recognised in Malaysia? Can I register my overseas marriage in Malaysia when I return? What are the documents needed?
Recognition of a marriage which took place outside Malaysia under foreign local law would be recognised as valid here provided that: the marriage complied with the law of the country where it took...
What are the prohibited relationships for marriage in Malaysia?
Under Section 11 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976, the following relationships are prohibited for marriage in Malaysia: You are not allowed to marry your grandparent, parent,...
If I marry a lawfully married man as the second wife, do I have the right of inheritance?
No, if he dies intestate or when his property is not given by the terms of a will. If a person who is lawfully married under any law, religion or custom shall during the continuance of such...
What is a Special Marriage Licence? What are the types of Special Marriage Licences available? What is the procedure for obtaining a Special Marriage Licence?
If you are unable to satisfy certain requirements under the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 to legally marry in Malaysia but feel that you have good reasons for being granted a Special...
Does the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 apply to all Malaysian?
No. The provisions under the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 on marriage, divorce, judicial separation and nullity of marriage are applicable to all persons in Malaysia and to all...
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