Makassar Religious Court Decision No. 1017 of 2010: Irrevocable Divorce Granted

The parties were married on 21 February 2005 in Makassar and had two children. The plaintiff submitted that, since 2009, she and the defendant had quarrelled regularly because the defendant:

  1. had been physically violent towards the plaintiff; and
  2. would drink excessively and verbally abuse the plaintiff.

The plaintiff had returned to her parents' home in June 2010, where she had stayed for the three months leading up to the proceeding. After formal mediation failed to reconcile the parties, the court acknowledged that the parties' ongoing conflict, pursuant to art 19(f) of Government Regulation No. 9 of 1975, and art 116(f) of the Compilation of Islamic Laws, constituted a sufficient reason to grant the plaintiff an irrevocable divorce (talak ba'in shughra).

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