The Trend of Marriage Dispensation Cases Encourage Improvement from Religious Court’s Services
The Duplicate Of Court Decree Delivered Shortly After The Trial Is Over
The establishment of Laws of the Republic of Indonesia number 16 of 2019 Amendment to Law Number 1 of 1974 concerning Marriage, has brought changes to the administrative procedures for marriage. One of them is regarding Dispensation for marriage, Article 7 of the Marriage Law explains that the minimum age for marriage is 19 years, so for couples who will marry at the age under 19 years old must apply for Dispensation for Marriage to the Religious Court.
The New regulation regarding age limit for marriage will bring implications in increasing the number of Marriage Dispensation cases completed by the Religious Court. Previously, the marriage age limit for prospective brides was 16 years, now 19 years old. This changes also affect Madiun District of Religious Court, which until now receives Dispensation for Marriage cases almost every day.
Sugeng, SH, Court Registrar of the Madiun District of Religious Court explained that despite an increase in Marriage Dispensation cases, The court still able to prioritize and improve the services. At this time, for the Marriage Dispensation case that has been ruled at the court, the parties no longer have to wait for the duplicate of the decree, they are able to receive it shortly after the trial is over. This form of excellent services is not only done in Marriage Dispensation cases, but for all voluntary cases (change of name, adoption of children, marriage confirmation). Furthermore, a duplicate of court decision (contentiosa) is also delivered on the same day (when the verdict is read out) via WhatsApp or e-mail according to the litigant's request.