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Child visitation rights in practice


Kadir, Rokiah and Mokhlis, Safiek and Kahar, Rojanah (2020) Child visitation rights in practice. UUM Journal of Legal Studies, 11 (1). 95 - 115. ISSN 2229-984X; ESSN: 0127-9483


Child visitation can facilitate the continued involvement of both parents in their children’s lives after a divorce. This study aims to examine the issue of visitation rights and report the results of an analysis of relevant court cases involving Malaysian Muslim families. It describes the structure or type of visitation awarded to non-custodial parents as a result of their loss of child custody. Content analysis technique was applied to elaborate on the reported court cases. A cross tabulation method was also performed to describe the frequency of cases for the respective types of visitation. This study has revealed several details about visitation rights hidden in the masses of case law. These include granted visitation rights which comprise scheduled, reasonable and dual-form visitation, counting omission of access rights which occurred most frequently including cases where parties received legal representation. The study has contributed towards a greater understanding of how visitation orders are made in practice through a quantitative analysis of past court decisions.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.32890/uumjls.11.1.2020.6874
Publisher: Universiti Utara Malaysia Press
Keywords: Access; Act 303; Child custody; Scheduled visitation; Reasonable visitation
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 18 May 2022 02:57
Last Modified: 18 May 2022 02:57
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/88159
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