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PROCEDURES OF DIVORCE PETITION IN MALAYSIA (3): Grounds of Divorce

Written by L Y Lu & Co. | June 21, 2013

PROCEDURES OF DIVORCE PETITION IN MALAYSIA (3): Grounds of Divorce

Irretrievable breakdown of a marriage constitutes ground for divorce. In a proper defense, acceptable differences enable the defendant to have the ability to arrange grounds for divorce. Some examples for grounds for divorce are:

  • Intolerable Behaviour

The behavior of the spouse is intolerable that the petitioner cannot reasonably be expected to remain in marital relation with him or her.

  • Adultery

This requires proof beyond reasonable doubt that adultery has actually took place. It is advisable for the petitioner to seek for professional advice in collection the evidence of adultery..

  • Separation

The spouse had been separated for a continuous period of at least two years before the filing of the petition.

  • Desertion

The spouse had deserted for a continuous period of at least two years before the filing of the petition.

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Full list of articles on Divorce Proceeding in Malaysia:-

General Knowledge

Application for Referral to Marriage Tribunal

Grounds of Divorce

Maintenance of Wife and Children

Custody of Children

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