What is an Annulment of Marriage?

What is an Annulment of Marriage?

An annulment, like a divorce results in the end of a marriage. However, unlike a divorce, an annulment makes the marriage null and void and that results in the marriage having never existed. Annulments can be a relief for someone who was placed in a situation where...
Custody of Children

Custody of Children

Custody battles of children in a separation or divorce proceeding can get very ugly when both father and mother want sole custody of their child/children. The Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 (“LRA 1976”) provides that “child” has the meaning of child of the...
Introduction to Wills in Malaysia

Introduction to Wills in Malaysia

Many have heard the significance of a will but some may be intimidated by the complexity of a will or be uncomfortable with the thoughts of mortality. However, the making of a will does not have to be a daunting experience. With the proper assistance, the outcome of...
Child Adoption & The Status of Citizenship

Child Adoption & The Status of Citizenship

The principles of jus soli and jus sanguinis are usually applied to determine the citizenship of a person. Jus soli, which means ‘right of the soil’, explains that the citizenship is determined by the birth place of a person. Jus sanguinis, which means, ‘right of...
Divorce and Domestic Violence

Divorce and Domestic Violence

According to the statistics on violence against women provided by the Ministry of Women Family and Community Development, a total of 5796 cases of domestic violence were reported in 2016. The rising numbers of domestic violence cases reported to the police are a huge...