Divorce And Matrimonial Proceedings: Procedure And Forms
Divorce and matrimonial proceedings are procedural in nature and involve the drafting and filing of numerous pleadings and documents. The statutory requirements governing these proceedings are found in the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 and the Divorce and Matrimonial Proceedings Rules 1980.
This book is a handy resource for family law practitioners and court officers. It is organised in two parts, namely Part One – Procedure and Part Two – Sample Documents. Part One arranges topically in 12 chapters the procedure for divorce and matrimonial proceedings. Clear reference is made to the applicable statutory source for ease of use. Charts are used in all the chapters to place in context the various concepts pertinent to each topic.
Part Two contains over 160 sample documents commonly needed in divorce and matrimonial proceedings. These documents include petitions, applications, answers, replies, notices, decrees, certificates and orders. These drafted samples cover various factual scenarios and provide invaluable guidance on drafting. Where statutory forms have been prescribed, the drafted samples show how the statutory forms are to be filled for practical use.
A comprehensive alphabetical table of sample documents facilitates the finding of relevant samples and navigation through the book. A useful English-Malay glossary of terms is also available for quick reference.
This book is certainly an invaluable compilation of materials for busy family law practitioners and court officers