Marriage and Conversion to Islam

Marriage and Conversion to Islam

Marriage and divorce have traditionally been straightforward scenarios. In Malaysia, these affairs are governed by the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 (“LRA 1976”). However, this simple state of affairs turns murky when it involves the conversion of one...
Divorce or Judicial Separation?

Divorce or Judicial Separation?

Divorce is not always the solution when a marriage is on the rocks. This is especially so where one spouse is not convinced that the marriage has completely and irreparably broken down. Divorce may also not be a suitable alternative if one or both of the spouses have...
Do You Need a Pre-Nuptial Agreement?

Do You Need a Pre-Nuptial Agreement?

The awareness on the importance of a pre-nuptial or pre-marital agreement (colloquially referred to as a “prenup”) in Malaysia is relatively low, as it is felt as a sign of mistrust between two people who are going to embark on life’s journey together as husband and...
Ending A Marriage

Ending A Marriage

The choice to end a troubled marriage can leave parties hurt and vulnerable. However, it does not need to be a messy affair. A joint petition/uncontested divorce is usually pursued when both parties to a marriage can amicably establish an agreement on the terms of...
Unemployed Mothers and Custody of Children

Unemployed Mothers and Custody of Children

Imagine this: A mother of two young children aged 2 and 5 wants to leave her husband but is worried about who would be entitled to custody of her children. She worries that the Court would not grant her custody of her children as she is a housewife and unemployed. Are...