The parties were married on 6 September 1986 and had three children. The applicant submitted that, from October 2003, he and the respondent had quarrelled often. This was a result of:
Problems escalated on 25 June 2012 when an argument between the parties resulted in the applicant leaving the matrimonial home. After judicial mediation proved unsuccessful, 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 raj'i) on the grounds of ongoing conflict.