Title: Online mediation in resolving divorce matter: a literature review

Authors: Nur Farahiyah Mohd Nasir; Zinatul Ashiqin Zainol; Shamsuddin Suhor; Muhamad Helmi Md. Said

Addresses: Faculty of Law, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi, Malaysia; Selangor and Felo Siswazah at Faculty of Syariah and Law, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia ' Faculty of Law, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia ' Faculty of Law, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia ' Faculty of Law, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract: Online mediation was previously aimed to resolve online disputes. Nevertheless, it does not mean that online mediation could not resolve offline disputes, especially in cases that involve divorce matters. This article reviews the implementation of online mediation in resolving divorce matters in Maryland, Canada, and Netherlands. The purpose of the study is for Malaysia to learn from the experiences of the following states in utilising online mediation to resolve divorce matters. The methodologies used in this paper are doctrinal and comparative approaches. The finding of this research reveals that the adaptability of online mediation in resolving divorce matters in Malaysia. Thus, this paper is concluded by suggesting that online mediation is a possible alternative that can be used to resolve divorce disputes amicably.

Keywords: Maryland; Canada; Netherlands; divorce; Malaysia; online mediation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2020.10035905

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2022 Vol.30 No.3/4, pp.340 - 349

Received: 22 May 2019
Accepted: 21 Nov 2019

Published online: 30 Jun 2022 *

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