Family Law


   Our Expertise

Skrine’s family lawyers are committed to providing legal advice that is geared towards practical outcome whilst retaining personal sensitivity towards delicate circumstances. Our lawyers attribute primacy to resolving disputes by mediation without having to litigate.

However, should litigation be required, clients will benefit from our litigation experience, ensuring that their needs are effectively advocated. The following are amongst the areas of our family law practice:

  • Annulment proceedings
  • Divorce proceedings
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Child support and/or custody
  • Property division
  • Adoption
  • Settlement and pre-marital agreements

   Notable Experience

  • Advised and represented clients in various contested and uncontested divorce proceedings, petitions for annulment and judicial separation, child custody and maintenance applications and disputes, spousal support, property disputes, drafting of prenuptial, postnuptial and settlement agreements and adoption.
  • Have worked with several lawyers from abroad including the United Kingdom, United States of America, Singapore and Indonesia on divorces and family disputes with an international aspect.
  • Advised clients on matters of a personal nature including procedures for the solemnisation of marriages between foreign nationals in Malaysia, applications to change information on one’s identification documents (e.g. change of name or gender on identity card), drafting of simple wills.
  • Regularly advise the German Embassy in Malaysia on matters pertaining to family law involving their citizens.


The Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 Rankings

Skrine has been ranked as Leading Firm for Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property and Projects, Infrastructure & Energy.


The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 Rankings

Skrine is pleased to announce that the Firm has achieved seven Tier 1 practice area rankings in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018.

Our Tier 1 rankings are in the following areas: 
  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Labour and Employement

Skrine was also listed as one of the leading firms in the areas of Projects & Energy, and Shipping. 

Four Skrine partners were ranked as leading lawyers in their respective areas. 


Skrine Retains Who’s Who Legal Accolade for Malaysia

On 15th May 2017, the Who’s Who Global Awards was held in London, United Kingdom and Skrine was conferred the Award:

Malaysia Law Firm of the Year 2017

Skrine previously received this Award in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.



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