Indramayu Religious Court Decision No. 3794 of 2016: Revocable Divorce Granted

The parties were married on 6 October 2009. They had lived with the respondent's parents and had no children. Initially, the parties' marriage was harmonious. By May 2014, however, it had become quarrelsome because, the applicant submitted, the respondent had failed to value the applicant as her husband and head of the family. Moreover, the respondent stopped coming home after she began carrying on an extra-marital affair with a man she had met at the discotheque at which she was employed. Problems escalated in June 2014 resulting in the parties separating. They had remained apart for the past two years and familial attempts to make the parties reconcile had failed. The applicant, accordingly, requested that the court grant him a revocable divorce (talak satu raj'i).

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, acknowledged that, on the facts, the applicant had produced sufficient reasons to be granted a divorce. Accordingly, despite the respondent's absence from court, the court acceded to the applicant's request on the grounds of ongoing conflict.

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