Meulaboh Shari'a Court Decision No. 105 of 2012: Divorce Granted Due To Ongoing Conflict

The parties were married on 27 March 1992 but had no children. The applicant submitted that the parties' marriage had only been harmonious for the first five years, after which time it had become quarrelsome. This was because of the vulgar and angry manner in which the respondent would behave towards the applicant, especially if the applicant mentioned the prospect of having children. Communal efforts had been implemented in an attempt to make the parties reconcile, but those efforts had been in vain. On 29 April 2012, the parties separated. The applicant submitted that he could no longer cope remaining married to the respondent and, accordingly, requested that the court grant him permission to divorce (talak satu raj'i) the respondent.

The court, 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, acceded to the applicant's request on the grounds of ongoing conflict.

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