How To Get A Quick Divorce In Malaysia
(Updated in May 2020)
(Note: For non-Muslims divorce in Malaysia only)
Divorce lawyers are often asked on how to get a quick divorce in Malaysia.
Some might want to remarry again and some might want to be single as soon as possible.
No matter what is your reason for a ‘quickie divorce’, it is important to note that a joint petition divorce normally proceeds faster than a single petition divorce. So, in order to get a quick divorce in Malaysia, it is advised for parties to go for a joint petition divorce in Malaysia.
So what exactly is a joint petition divorce in Malaysia?
A joint petition divorce is a divorce application by both husband and wife who agreed to divorce and also agreed on all the divorce terms. The divorce terms include:
- alimony/maintenance of wife (or husband if applicable)
- guardianship/custody of children
- maintenance of children
- division of property
In short, to get a quick divorce in Malaysia, both parties need to sort out the terms above quickly so that your divorce lawyer can prepare the necessary and file into the High Court in Malaysia.
Moreover, if both parties agreed to go for a joint petition divorce, both parties can save much time and cost (a single petition will cost much more!) and also the hassle of the court procedures.
So how long to get divorce in Malaysia you may ask? (The time frame below is based on normal court procedure provided both parties can come to a settlement early)
- Joint Petition Divorce: Around 3 months
- Single Petition Divorce: 6 to 9 months (or more depending on the complexity of the divorce case)
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