South Jakarta Religious Court Decision No. 2571 of 2014: Irrevocable Divorce Granted

The parties were married on 11 January 1982 and had three children. The plaintiff submitted, however, that, since 1986, she and the defendant had quarrelled regularly. This was primarily due to:

  1. a breakdown in communication;
  2. the defendant not providing for the plaintiff since 2012; and
  3. the defendant often directing profanities at the plaintiff.

Problems escalated in February 2014, resulting in the parties separating. As mediation had failed and the defendant had conceded the plaintiff's submissions were all true, 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 plaintiff an irrevocable divorce (talak satu bain sughra) on the grounds of ongoing conflict.

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