The parties were married on 3 August 2015. They had lived at the respondent's home and had no children. Initially, the parties' marriage was harmonious. By April 2016, however, it had become quarrelsome because, the applicant submitted, the respondent was never satisfied with the applicant's financial income. Problems escalated in May 2016 resulting in the parties separating. They had remained apart for the past month. The applicant, feeling the marriage was beyond repair, 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.