Thursday, 29 October 2020

Joint petition in Malaysia -Family Court

Well , life is never full of bed of roses and life is not a box of chocolate . Sometimes, no matter how we work on it yet life just doesn’t make sense .


However, a Malaysian Divorce Lawyer who never give up true love may tell you that “Divorce is not the end of the world to anyone of you !”


“Choosing a right path to end the marriage “ is the key for you to make and decide.AS a divorce lawyer, I always agree that it is normal to go through a few  nightmares  before and/or during divorce but do not let those nightmares haunt u after divorce !!!


Today , I am going to share something about Joint Petition and I think everyone who wants to divorce in Malaysia will try the best to solve the marriage by way of Joint Petition due to 2 reasons :-


A)    Save time; and 

B)     Save costs


It takes around 4 months for a marriage to be dissolved by way of Joint Petition in Malaysia  after both parties 

A)    signed the divorce papers before the lawyer; and

B)     affirmed the divorce papers before the Commissioner of Oath


 from the date the duly signed and duly affirmed divorce papers being filed in to court.


Normally the next question is why it takes so long ? 

Guys, there are 2 orders that we have to get from the court just like the family court in Singapore .

There is a 3 months gap come within the 1st and the final order.


Why we need the 3 months cooling period?

As both parties may choose to set side the order as many of young couple choose to patch back during these 3 months cooling period.


Therefore do not always listen to anyone tell you that you  may only need 1 month or 2 weeks to dissolve a marriage by of of Joint Petition .


Law is law and procedure is procedure , there is nobody can go beyond something given by our legislative of Malaysia .


If you do not want the nightmare haunt you after divorce , please do not forget to read my previous blog as stated here as a reference to you:


Please take note the followings:-


1.     No automatic divorce after 2 years of separation in Malaysia;


2.     You are entitled to “divorce” in Malaysia merely after 2 years or more than 2 years of marriage from the date of registration except under special circumstances that I may cover in my next blog/future blog :and/or 

 3.   You are considered “divorce” once you are officially obtained a letter from JPN Putrajaya to show that you are “divorce”.


The above are the 3 main misunderstandings that always happen among the public when they come to the word “divorce “ in Malaysia.Please so not rush to go Joint Petition before you clean your head !!


My next blog will tell  you more whether Joint Petition is suitable to everyone ?


Stay tuned !!!

If you have legal inquiry, please look for Malaysia Divorce Lawyer


Lots of Love,

 Divorce  lawyer from Malaysia  who always believed in  true love 

#malaysia divorce lawyer.  #divorce lawyer # divorce #marriage 


Malaysia Divorce Lawyer Malaysia: WILLIAM FLORENCE & PARTNERS 马来西亚离婚律师 is a law firm located in Johor Bahru founded by WILLIAM LIM WEI LOON and FLORENCE TOH THE TENG


Saturday, 24 October 2020

5 tips you have to do before you look for a Divorce Lawyer in Malaysia

Hi guys ! I am here again after practising as a lawyer for around 10 years in Malaysia , there are few Tips that I can share with you something you have to do before you look for a “Divorce Lawyer”.


Before we really want to  talk about “Divorce” it is something serious to everyone who is struggling to put an end to the marriage who had been contributed for years . It is painful and yet it is an emotional procedure .Therefore, put aside the “dollar and cent “ issue . You will hurt your pocket when you choose the wrong person to handle your matter.Your issues may remain unsolved even “after the divorce “. 


In Malaysia a marriage can be dissolved by 2 ways i.e


A)         JOINT PETITION;or



Anyway, I will like to highlight that no matter in which way you go , the fee and disbursements that will be charged by every legal firm in Malaysia is at least 4 figure for a simple and uncontested procedure. It is not a cheap “service”. Therefore if you are a person who cares about “dollar and cent” is time for your brain to think about how are you going to spend your money in a wise and worth way.




There are too many people especially those who always be too calculative in “money “ will not do a  thorough research while looking for a  Divorce Lawyer.


Hi guys, pay your money to lawyer ! It is very stupid that due to wanna save up a little money , you are risking your pocket to burn for a legal clerk who never been to any law school . Why you have to engage such a service ?if you choose to do so , then don’t blame or regret after this .


Therefore, you have to be very careful to check on it while you first step into a legal firm. You have to ensure that all the advices and suggestions given to you are from a lawyer instead of a legal clerk !


There are too many legal firms that they will let the so called “Experience” legal staff to handle matters . Come on, those legal staff are without any licenses and they shouldn’t give you any legal advice at the very first place.If your 4 figure is going to pay a legal staff then THAT IS YOUR CHOICE


Second, check on the SPECIALITY of the lawyer or legal firm


Hey guys, divorce is a serious matter and you have to handle it wisely. I found many people like to look for those lawyers who recommend by their friends, close friends and relatives without doing any further research especially the backgroud check of the lawyer.


In Malaysia , there are many legal firms and lawyers out there and all of them are well experinced in different area of law .


Some of them are well versed in corporate litigation, commercial litigation or maybe the most famous ciminal lawyer in the town yet it doesn’t mean that  he or she will be well experienced in divorce law or I should say in family law.


You have to look for the specialist while you know your sickness in need the specialist and you have to look for the right specialist when  you are really sick !



Therefore, do some background check is a “must” before you invest to any lawyer.


Third, don’t look for lawyer who RUSH you to open file


Guys, there is no free lunch in this world !


We pay to law school and our law books cost our parents a lot ! A free consultation or free advice may touch your heart but nobody owed you a duty to give you a knowledgeable talk when he or she earned nothing from you.


Ladies and Gentlement , as I mentioned earlier it is not a “cheap service”. It is better for you after doing the background search pay a little money to seek for Consultation from the lawyer.


Why we have to pay for consultation?


This is a good question. During the consultation you can figure out how experience is the lawyer and whether he or she is trustworthy  to provide you the services that  you want !You are the 1 choose the lawyer, therefore let every penny worths  its value.


Divorce is always complicated as it involved children’s custody issues , maintenance and matrimonial property if your couldn’t find the lawyer that can handle it well and steady ! You will make your life suffer even after divorce . Nobody shall blame as you yourself failed to do your part.


A good lawyer who cares about your matters will defenitely won’t be too rush to open the file. There is no way to rush a person to go for divorce if he/she doesn’t understand his/or her right and procedure of the divorce proceeding in Malaysia.


Fourth, WISDOM of the lawyer is the key 


Throughout years of experience in family law, I am pretty sure that family court is quite different from other courts as it needs “heart “ for a lawyer to work on your file .


A lawyer who can communicate with you and put himself/herself in your shoes . I found out that lotsa time inside the court , the judge will not only look at the law but the fact Itself plays an important role in family court.


You should seek a lawyer who will deliver your case with all his/her whole heart instead of looking for a robot that will only solve your divorce matter according to his/her law books and what he/she learnt from law school .


From the short consultation you can figure whether he/she is the 1 u r looking for ! Life is never simple including a few pieces of papers in court is never easy too .


Therefore a good family lawyer needs good soul, mind and wisdom to deal with your matter .



Fifth Don’t try to be a Divorce Lawyer 

We are living in 21st century and of course the people nowsaday are more educated. Everyone will try to be clever to google here and there to equip the knowledge and procedure for divorce.


Come on guys , every lawyer and well educated lay man will know the procedure as far as he/she is not illiterate .There are lotsa gritt nitty tiny things you will never realised or noticed since you are not a specialist yet you or your close ones is merely one  of  the victims to a breakdown of a marriage .


I noticed that the “knowledge” and “understanding “ you had had sometime is the reason for your case hardly to handle by any well versed Divorce Lawyer .The last tip to you is “let the professional does his/her job”.


If you have legal inquiry, please look for Malaysia Divorce Lawyer 



Lots of love from

A Malaysia Divorce Lawyer who always trust about true love 

#marriage #divorce #malaysia divorce lawyer #unilateral divorce # single petition # joint petition #mutual divorce # divorce proceedings

Malaysia Divorce Lawyer Malaysia: WILLIAM FLORENCE & PARTNERS 马来西亚离婚律师 is a law firm located in Johor Bahru founded by WILLIAM LIM WEI LOON and FLORENCE TOH THE TENG








Friday, 23 October 2020

Divorce lawyer VS Emily in Paris

Malaysia Divorce Lawyer

After watching the series of “Emily in Paris “ suddenly urged me to open up a blogspot to talk  about “my life”and of course” my relationship” which including my perspectives in relationship and marriage since I am a Johor Bahru divorce lawyer in Johor Bahru, which is a city not more than few kilometres far from  a famous small island named itself as - Singapore ! I am pretty sure that anyone  who is a Neflix Fan like me will know this Island from the movie- “Crazy Rich Asians”.

There are too many blogs and write up regarding “Divorce in Malaysia”, “how to divorce in Malaysia” and whatsoever when I used my fatty fingers to google it . To me it is too little commercial and yet too dull to keep mentioning the word “Divorce” where at the same time keep telling people the procedure and ways to divorce in my beloved country -Malaysia .

Before I specialise myself as a Divorce Lawyer. I was a simple girl like to read a lot and to watch a lot of romantic stories . Omg ! I used the word *was * :(

Undeniably  ,  this label “Divorce Lawyer”comes to me  used to make me felt super confused on

whether it is too naïve and too irrelevant to think about romance. Omg! This hate-love relationship had been existed in my life for years as I never want to admit it till I quitted to watch those movies and series about romance but “Emily in Paris” pulled me back to who am I – Florence Toh.

It is unbelievable by using merely two (2) days by being a “couch potato” and glue myself to my TV & IPad is really worth for me to be here and make a big decision in my life to share my thoughts, my experiences, my thinking and every single little thing in my practising life as a “Divorce Lawyer” in Johor Bahru.

I hope one day when I read back my blog I would feel grateful to my effort by sharing these stories and everything here. My mum always tell me that “better late than never”! If I feel want to do it , just do it ! Hello world,  this is a time to step up to open my world to everyone !

Lots of love,

A Malaysia Divorce Lawyer who always trust about true love

#malaysia divorce lawyer #. Divorce lawyer # divorce  # marriage  # Malaysia lawyer

If you have legal inquiry, please look for Malaysia Divorce Lawyer

Malaysia Divorce Lawyer Malaysia: WILLIAM FLORENCE & PARTNERS 马来西亚离婚律师 is a law firm located in Johor Bahru founded by WILLIAM LIM WEI LOON and FLORENCE TOH THE TENG

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