The parties were married on 30 April 2014. They had lived with the applicant's parents and had one child. Initially, the parties' marriage was harmonious. By February 2016, 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 March 2016 resulting in the parties separating. They had remained apart for the past three months. 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.