The information provided is general in nature, and is not intended as legal advice. The staff of the Syariah Court cannot provide legal advice, or assist with drafting the contents of any document. Only a lawyer can give legal advice on the merits of your case..

Divorce is a serious matter, and it has immediate and long-term impact on the family, especially children. Before proceeding with divorce, consult a counsellor or trusted family members to explore all options so as to attain better outcomes for you and your family.

This section is an overview of the divorce process at the Syariah Court.

References to legislation

The Administration of Muslim Law Act (“AMLA”)  is the primary legislation making provision for regulating Muslim affairs and by which the Syariah Court is constituted.

The Muslim Marriage and Divorce Rules  is the set of rules prescribing the practice and procedure of the Syariah Court.

Overview of the Divorce process

Divorce overview


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