Divorce Procedure for non-Muslims in Malaysia: Joint Divorce Petition / Divorce by Mutual Consent
How do you get a fast and quick divorce in Malaysia when your marriage breaks down? The answer is by filing a joint divorce petition to the High Court of Malaya.
In Malaysia, there is no "automatic divorce", regardless of how long you have separated from your partner. In order to get a proper divorce, the only way is to file a divorce petition at the High Court of Malaya under the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 (Act 164) for an order of divorce. Thereafter, the divorce order will have to be submitted to the JPN for the update of marital status.
In order to get a fast divorce in Malaysia, you will need to fulfil ALL of the following non-exhaustive and general requirements in order to file a joint divorce petition: -
If you fulfill ALL of the above pre-conditions, then you may be able to apply for and obtain the divorce order fast and quick. However, if you do not fulfil ANY of the above pre-conditions, kindly contact us so that we can assess your matter and provide the necessary legal advice.
Our lawyers regularly advise and represent clients in the High Court of Malaya in family and divorce matters. We are able to assist you in your divorce matter regardless of where you are (whether you are in Malaysia or overseas / outside of Malaysia).
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HOW DO WE WORK?
APPOINTMENT AND DISCUSSION
Upon confirmation of our appointment, we will discuss your matter with you in detail. We will prepare the cause papers and process all the paperwork prior to your signing of documents.
SIGNING OF DOCUMENTS
After the documents are prepared, usually within 2 - 4 working days after appointment and discussion, we will make an appointment with you for the signing of documents. All the terms will be explained to you before signing.
Upon the signing of the documents, we will file the same to the court. The court will process the documents and a hearing date will be fixed. Depending on the schedule of the court, the matter will normally be fixed for hearing within 1 week to 2 months after filing.
After the hearing of the matter by the court, we will process the remaining paperwork, which will normally involve the filing of the court order and extraction of the same. This would usually take between 1 day - 6 weeks after the court hearing.