Getting married is the dream of many people. However, relationships may be complicated, and marriage cannot be a guarantee that your relationship with your partner will always work out the way you want it to. There will be times when your marriage is in question or does not work out anymore, and you want to end it once and for all, through a divorce.
Various reasons contribute to divorce cases in Indonesia including poor communication, marital infidelity, domestic violence, financial stress, job loss, religious differences, and cultural conflicts.
So when a marriage breaks down in Indonesia, how should you go about making your separation with your spouse legally?
In this article, we will tell you what the applicable law is and how you can get a divorce legally in Indonesia.
According to the Marriage Law in Indonesia, a married couple can file for divorce when one of them is an Indonesian national, an Indonesian resident or someone who has a significant bond with Indonesia.
The divorce process of a Muslim couple will be performed based on Islamic religious procedure regulations at a religious court; a divorce for non-Muslim couple will be conducted based on general court procedure regulations in a general court.
Muslim Married Couples
For Muslim married couples, they can only proceed with divorce at the religious court when the court has failed to reconcile them.
Three types of divorce process can be seen under the Religious Court Law:
Non-Muslim Married Couples
Just like Muslim married couples, the non-Muslim married couples can only divorce once the court has failed to reconcile their relationship, according to Indonesian Marriage Law.
Non-Muslim couples’ divorce has to be conducted via divorce law suit submitted to the general court by the wife or the husband.
All property acquired during the marriage will become joint property of the husband and wife. Only those property obtained before the marriage will stay separate for its individual owner. Applicable to both non-Muslim and Muslim couples, joint property must be divided equally to the wife and husband once the divorce is finalised.
It is always best to have a prenup before getting married, especially for mixed-marriage couples. Learn the importance of prenuptial agreement in Indonesia.
Child Custody for Muslim Couples
A child under the age of 18 and has never gotten married must be supervised by the parents. The Court will decide if the custody is held solely by one parent or jointly by both parents.
Here is what will happen when a divorce is concluded:
Child Custody for Non-Muslim Couples
A child under the age of 21 and has never gotten married shall be under authority and supervision of the parents. Once a divorce is granted, the court will conclude the following:
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