Divorce Lawyer In KL / Kuala Lumpur / Melaka，Malaysia
Mr. Goh Han Koon graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Malaya in year 2010. His legal services covered KL, Seremban, Melaka and Johor area.
He also currently serves the following positions:-
a) National Deputy Chairman for Youth Section of Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Huazong) and Chief for Youth Section of Malacca Chinese Assembly Hall;
b) Discipline Committee for Melaka United Soccer Association;
c) Council Member of St John Ambulance Melaka Tengah;
d) Legal Advisor for Malacca Confucius Association; and
e) Secretary for Malacca Yan Leng Association (Goh Clan) and Advisor for Youth Section.
He also selected as the Finalist in IBJ’s ASEAN Youth Justice Makers Competition 2015 organised by international Bridges to Justice. In 2016, he was selected by Shanghai Government to participate in Chinese Professional Entrepreneur Workshop organised by China Prime Minister’s Department.
In addition to these, he also frequently invited to provide legal knowledge on radio such as Ai Fm, On Fm and Melody FM.
Recently there are some inquiries on Family and Divorce disputes, to assist the public, he provides some basic knowledge on divorce for educational purpose below :
Do I have to live separately with my spouse before I can file a divorce petition in Malaysia?
Not necessary. Separation is merely one prima facie prove and grounds to file a unilateral divorce petition pursuant to Section 54(1) (d) of the Law Reform ( Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976, the separation must at least for 2 years
If both parties have agreed to a divorce, and the marriage is more than 2 years, any reason is sufficient to file a divorce petition.
Can I file a divorce petition in Malaysia in a case of incompatible personalities?
If the marriage is more than 2 years, both parties can agree to a divorce .
For single petition, it required such incompatible personalities amount to section 54(b) where has behaved in such a way that the petitioner cannot reasonably be expected to live with the spouse
Is it possible to file a divorce petition in Malaysia on the grounds of spouse did not provide family expenses/children’s education fees/house mortgage?
It depend on the circumstances. Please WhatsApp us for more information. (10 minutes Free legal consultation)
Can we file a divorce petition in a case of sexual dissatisfaction?
If both parties have agreed to a divorce and the marriage is more than 2 years, they can file a joint divorce petition. If proven the marriage has not been consummated owing to the willful refusal of the respondent to consummate it under Section 70(b) of the Law Reform ( Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976, application to the court for decree of nullity could be made.
If I lived separately with my spouse for more than 2 years, can I file a divorce petition in Malaysia immediately?
Yes. According to Section 54 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976, if both parties to the marriage have lived apart for a continuous period of at least 2 years, one of the parties is entitled to apply for a divorce petition and it is the cause that lead to the breakdown of the marriage.
How much does it cost to file for divorce in Malaysia?
If both parties have agreed to a divorce (joint petition), the legal fees may cost around RM3,500.00 to RM8,000.00 in Malaysia (excluding transfer fee for property post-divorce matter).
For single petition, divorce fees will depend on how complicated a divorce case is. Reasons such as distribution of assets, financial support or children custody will be taken into consideration as well. Other than that, the fees may vary depending on a lawyer’s seniority and level of experience.
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