The Legal Status of Marital Joint Property Sourced from the Wife


This article aims to determine the position of marital joint property originating from the wife in divorce cases according to the Compilation of Islamic Law, as well as legal protection of the rights of wives who support household life according to the Compilation of Islamic Law. This normative research inventories the applicable regulations concerning joint property in the Islamic concept using the Compilation of Islamic Law. The results of the writing show that there is legal vagueness in the Compilation of Islamic Law because the regulation of the status of joint marital property only regulates general matters where the husband earns a living, while more concrete provisions if the wife earns a living are not regulated. Instead of going to court to divide the joint property, it is better for the husband and wife to divide the property amicably.

Keywords: legal status, marital joint property, the wife provides for the husband

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