Cirebon Religious Court Decision No. 549 of 2014: Revocable Divorce Granted

The parties were married on 3 June 1993 and had seven children. The applicant submitted that, by July 2013, the parties' marriage had become quarrelsome because the respondent:

  1. would ignore and oppose the applicant's advice;
  2. did not want to look after the parties' children;
  3. failed to appreciate what the applicant would provide her with; and
  4. had had an extra-marital affair.

Problems escalated and, by March 2014, the parties had separated after the respondent left the matrimonial home. The applicant had already made efforts to reconcile with the respondent but to no avail. Accordingly, the applicant requested that the court grant him a revocable divorce (talak satu raji).

Despite the respondent's absence from court, on the grounds of ongoing conflict between the parties, the court, pursuant to art 39(2) of Law No. 1 of 1974, art 19(f) of Government Regulation No. 9 of 1975, and art 116(f) of the Compilation of Islamic Laws, acceded to the applicant's request.

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