If mutual agreement – less than RM2,000
If you want to fight it out in court – at least RM5,00 to RM6,000
If your child is below 8 years old, the court will favour the mom and award custody to her.
If you do not have an income but have parents who can bear the financial cost, then, your parents can be your child’s guardian.
Say you and your spouse take one child each, every week, these siblings must be placed together. I.e. both child will go to either parents. The court ensure that all siblings of divorced parents get to grow up together, albeit just a two days in a week.
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However, seriously, those of you who know about divorce proceedings in Malaysia, please do share them. Many women normally do not know where to turn to, whom to talk to and how to proceed when caught in a bad relationship.
My personal advice to those facing problems in marriage is – Don’t be embarrassed about it and seek out someone you can trust to talk to. Some religious elders will be the best person. They may help you to reconcile the relationship. Sometimes, what a marriage needs is a middle-man to help you sort out problems. In our Catholic church, we have some very learnt persons who are well-versed with problem marriages and they usually know how to iron out the problems. Divorce should be your very last resort because if there are children involve, it means screwing up innocent lives.