Types of Divorce
There are TWO types of divorce in Malaysia : Joint Petition and Single Petition of Divorce
In the event where BOTH HUSBAND AND WIFE agree to end their marriage, a JOINT PETITION may be filed accordingly. A decree of divorce may be made once the Court is satisfied that both parties freely consent and that proper provisions have been made for the wife and children.
On the other hand, if ONLY ONE PARTY wishes to end the marriage, be it either the wife or the husband, either party may petition for a divorce (SINGLE PETITION) on the ground that the marriage has irretrievably broken down.
Grounds for Divorce
If you are considering to file for a divorce based on your wife or husband’s actions, the Court may consider the following question of facts:
- Whether your husband or wife has committed adultery?
- Did your spouse deserted/left you for a continuous period of 2 years?
- Whether you have lived apart from your husband or wife for a continuous period of 2 years?
- If there are any physical or mental abuse in your relationship?
- Whether the husband or wife are addicted to drugs or alcohol?
At Veeran & Tan, our lawyers are here to protect your rights during a divorce and make sure that you are able to walk away with fair results. This is particularly important if the matter turns contentious. For more information on how we can help during a divorce, call 014-9508667 or 016-4770087 to schedule a free consultation.
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