Hiring An Immigration Lawyer: What, Why & When
Immigration law involves laws and regulations governing the country’s borders. It determines the obligations of those entering and exiting Malaysia, legal status of a migrant, how long you can stay in the country, when you must leave, entry permits, deportation, etc. etc. Malaysia is governed by the Immigration Act 1959/1963 alongside other regulations. For example, the Passport Act 1966 and Immigration (Exemption) Order 1963).
So, how can an immigration lawyer help you?
Do you know that you can get into trouble with the Malaysian law by playing Pokemon Go on your mobile phone? It may seem like a harmless game but here are the top 5 offences you may not be aware of while playing.
Sexual Harassment In The Workplace
First things first. I’m secretly celebrating a small victory for sexual harassment victims in Malaysia. Like rape culture, sexual harassment is not really something we speak about here in our still largely conservative country.
Vehicle accidents are common but to this day, many aren’t sure what to do. In light of April Fools Day, we put together a short silly list of 5 do’s and don’ts of vehicle accidents.
DON’T run around screaming in panic! It’s not going to help anyone. Remain calm and ensure that nobody is injured. Alternatively, you can use all that screaming to attract attention from passers-by and get help.
DO contact emergency services and ensure anyone injured (including yourself) receives immediate medical attention.
1. Keep it in your pants people! Adultery is one of the legal grounds for divorce and will be used against you in court.
2. Strange or unreasonable behavior is another ground for divorce. It’s safe bet to say that you should probably avoid doing stuff like wearing tinfoil hats while muttering about mind-reading aliens or getting into rap battles with scientists.
Seriously, look up the flat Earth theory feud between B.o.B. and Neil deGrasse Tyson.
It is majestic. – ed.
3. If you’ve deserted your spouse for a continuous period of at least two years, that’s also grounds for divorce.
4. If you and your spouse have lived apart for a continuous period of at least two years, courts will recognize this as grounds for divorce. Yeah, pretty much all the grounds for divorce can be used against you.
5. Don’t keep skeletons in the closet when you’re going through a divorce. Pull out all records (for example, receipts) to show that you contributed to your matrimonial home.
6. Won’t somebody think about the children? We may have put this in the bottom half of the list but really, it should go without saying that the interests of your children should be top priority for both you and your (ex-) spouse.
7. Set aside RM8,000 to RM50,000 for legal fees. With all the paperwork and negotiation involved, you’ll be glad you paid for a lawyer.
8. Hire a family lawyer. Divorce is part of their expertise so they’re really the ones who will be able to help you best. You wouldn’t go to a cardiologist to set a broken bone right?
9. Get witnesses ready to testify for you but make sure they’re reliable! You’re going to need all the back up you can get.
10. Brush up on divorce procedures and laws. You should know your rights so that you’re better prepared for the battle ahead.