I have decided to apply for a divorce.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Please register at Syariah Court. You can download the registration form from the Syariah Court website and submit it with photocopies of the following documents:

  • Your marriage certificate

  • Children's birth certificates (from current marriage and for children below 21 only)

  • Your identity card or passport

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Do note that your application will not be processed if copies of the supporting documents are not attached or information provided by you in the registration form is incomplete.

Once your registration is accepted, you will be required to attend counselling at Syariah Court's appointed agency before you are able to commence divorce proceedings.

NOTE

COUNSELLING

From 1 January 2015 onwards, if you have children up to 14 years old, you and your spouse are required to submit the parenting plan to Court when filing for divorce.

During counselling, the MCP counsellors will discuss the parenting plan with you. The Parenting Plan Discussion template will be used as reference by both parties. You and your spouse should use this template to include all details discussed during the counselling session.

What happens after
counselling?

If there is no resolution and either party wishes to proceed with the divorce, the filing party will be given a date to commence divorce proceedings. The person who files the originating summons is known as the plaintiff. The other party is known as the defendant.

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