Postnuptial Agreements in Malaysia

Postnuptial Agreements in Malaysia

Many couples entering into marriage may have heard of prenuptial agreements, but most are surprised to learn that postnuptial agreements exist too.  A postnuptial agreement is an agreement that establishes how the couple’s assets will be divided in the event of a...
Spousal Maintenance in Divorce

Spousal Maintenance in Divorce

“It does not mean that you can only give the dependant just enough to put a little jam on his bread and butter…” Harman J in Re Borthwick (decd), Borthwick v Beauvais [1949] Ch 395 A divorce can be daunting so it is ideal if both parties discuss the terms...
Frequently Asked Questions about Divorce

Frequently Asked Questions about Divorce

When is the earliest time after marriage that a couple can apply for divorce? A petition for divorce whether it is a joint or single petition (contested or not contested) may be done after two years of marriage. Where a petition is presented before the expiration...
What is a Joint Divorce Petition?

What is a Joint Divorce Petition?

The phrase ‘joint petition’ or also commonly known as ‘uncontested divorce’ seems to be a rather incongruous pairing because when the word ‘divorce’ is brought up, it conjures images of a free-for-all war wherein everything from who takes custody of the children to...
Adopting a Child in Malaysia

Adopting a Child in Malaysia

The decision to have children, biological or otherwise is always a mammoth decision to make. In Malaysia, the individual who seeks to adopt a child must be able to fulfil certain requirements by law. Legally, a child is defined as an individual who is below the age of...