Indramayu Religious Court Decision No. 3780 of 2016: Revocable Divorce Granted

The parties were married on 4 September 2006. They had lived with the applicant's parents and had no children. Initially, the parties' marriage was harmonious. By May 2015, however, it had become quarrelsome because, the applicant submitted, the respondent was never satisfied with the applicant's financial income, and no longer valued the applicant as her husband and head of the family. Problems escalated in June 2015 resulting in the parties separating. They had remained apart for the past year. 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.

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