Kendari Religious Court Decision No. 358 of 2014: Revocable Divorce Granted

The parties were married on 22 July 2006 and had one child. The applicant submitted that, since 2010, he and the respondent had begun to quarrel regularly because, among other things, the applicant:

  1. did not listen to the applicant's suggestions and advice; and
  2. prioritised her career and occupation over executing her responsibilities as a wife.

Problems escalated in 2012, resulting in the applicant leaving the parties' matrimonial home. The applicant believed that the marriage was irreparable, making divorce the only feasible option.

Despite the respondent failing to attend court, the court conceded that the purpose of marriage, as envisaged in surat Ar-Rum verse 21, and art 1 of Law No. 1 of 1974 on Marriage, being a peaceful, hopeful and loving (sakinah, mawaddah dan rahmah) household, was no longer feasible. Accordingly, pursuant to art 39(2) of Law No. 1 of 1974 on Marriage, art 19(f) of Government Regulation No. 9 of 1975, and art 116(f) of the Compilation of Islamic Laws, the court granted the applicant a revocable divorce (talak satu raj'i) on the grounds of ongoing conflict.

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