Spousal Maintenance: What is Fair?

Spousal Maintenance: What is Fair?

Share this article:Many spouses, primarily the wife, ask us: “In a divorce, what is a fair amount of spousal maintenance to ask for?” The needs of the wife and the status and standard she was accustomed to during the marriage to her husband will be kept in mind when...
What is an Annulment of Marriage?

What is an Annulment of Marriage?

Share this article: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...
Custody of Children

Custody of Children

Share this article: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...
Introduction to Wills in Malaysia

Introduction to Wills in Malaysia

Share this article: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...
Child Adoption & The Status of Citizenship

Child Adoption & The Status of Citizenship

Share this article: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...