The parties were married on 27 June 2007 and had one child. Since January 2010, however, the parties' marriage had become quarrelsome because, the plaintiff submitted, the defendant had struggled to meet the family's financial needs. The plaintiff also submitted that when the parties quarrelled the defendant would often beat her. Problems escalated in October 2010, resulting in the parties separating. For the next two years and six months, leading up to the divorce proceeding, the defendant failed to provide the plaintiff with any emotional or financial support.
Information provided by witnesses in court corroborated with that of the plaintiff, moving the court to accede to the plaintiff's request for a divorce. 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, the court granted the plaintiff an irrevocable divorce (talak satu ba'in shughra) on the grounds of ongoing conflict.