East Jakarta Religious Court Decision No. 891 of 2014: Revocable Divorce Granted

The parties were married on 25 May 2001. The applicant submitted that the parties' marriage had become disharmonious in 2003 because:

  1. the parties had not conceived a child for the first ten years of their marriage, and the respondent had stated she did not want to have the applicant's children, nor continue being his wife;
  2. the respondent felt that the applicant never provided enough financially;
  3. the respondent often rebutted the applicant's advice and directed profane language at him; and
  4. the respondent always accused the applicant of spending the applicant's parents' money.

Problems escalated in April 2003 with the respondent, unbeknownst to the applicant, leaving the matrimonial home as a result. The efforts of both parties' families to reconcile the parties were unsuccessful, and the respondent failed to attend formal mediation proceedings. Accordingly, the court, pursuant to art 19(f) of Government Regulation No. 9 of 1975, and art 116(f) of the Compilation of Islamic Laws, granted the applicant a revocable divorce (talak satu roj'ie) on the grounds of ongoing conflict.

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