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Divorce by Joint Petition in Malaysia; article by a Malaysia Divorce Lawyer

Dissolution of a marriage by way of divorce by joint petition or by mutual consent is allowed under Section 52 Law Reform(Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 (Act 164) and the jurisdiction to grant the divorce lies with the High Court.  It is worth to pause that the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 (Act 164) is governing statutes regulating among other things marriages and divorces for non-muslims in Malaysia. As long as the parties agreed to the divorce, one of them is