How To Divorce In Malaysia
In Malaysia, the law of divorce is governed by the Law Reform (Marriage & Divorce) Act 1976. In this post we will share on how to divorce in Malaysia to save you a headache.
1. Firstly you need to appoint a divorce lawyer. You can contact our divorce lawyer here and get free quotation today.
2. Your lawyer will make an appointment to get further details from you. You will need to get these documents prepared before meeting your lawyer.
- Marriage Certificate in Malaysia
- Your Children’s Birth Certificate (If any)
- Property Details (If any)
3. Then your lawyer will ask if both parties agree or only one party agrees to the divorce. If both parties agreed to divorce, your lawyer will proceed with a joint petition.
However if any one of the parties does not agree, then your lawyer need to proceed with a single petition.
NOTE: A JOINT PETITION NORMALLY COST LESS THAN A SINGLE PETITION
4. Assuming a joint petition is filed and both parties agreed to the terms of divorce (amount of maintenance of spouse, children, custody of children, division of matrimonial properties etc.), your lawyer will proceed to get an order from the High Court for a divorce order.
On the other hand, if a single petition is filed, your lawyer need to satisfy the Court on the ground of divorce. If this can be proven, more often than not, the Court will grant an order.
5. Once you have a divorce order from the Court, your lawyer shall issue a divorce certificate/court order to you. You may then go to the Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara to register and update your divorce status.
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