Aceh Shari'a Court Decision No. 87 of 2010

The Banda Aceh Shari'a Court (lower court) had granted the respondent a revocable divorce (talak satu raj'i), but placed the parties' four children, including Suci Wulandari binti Sofyan (1 year and 7 months old), in the appellant's custody. The lower court had also stipulated as joint assets of the parties a parcel of land, two motorcycles, several household appliances, and savings held in an account at the Kas Ulee Kareng branch of Bank BPD Aceh under the name of Muyasir.

The appellant challenged the lower court's decision on the grounds that the parcel of land was purchased with the proceeds of selling 100 grams of her own gold, and, therefore, not a joint asset of the parties. The Court, however, found that the only potential evidence to suggest as much was hearsay.

The Court upheld the decision of the lower court, but ordered the respondent to pay to the appellant IDR 3 million for iddah (100-day period after divorce has been granted), and IDR 3 million in mut'ah (divorce compensation).

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