Civil marriage can only be dissolved in civil court now


PETALING JAYA: Any divorce of a marriage solemnised in a civil registry must be resolved in the civil court even if one of the spouses has converted to Islam, according to the latest amendment to the law.

Family law practitioner Goh Siu Lin said the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) (Amendment) Act, which came into force on Dec 15, made it clear that any marriage contracted under civil law must be dissolved in the civil court.

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