Hi I am wondering if you guys could help me on the below matter.
My wife and I were married in Indonesia in March 2011 after we had known each other for about a year.
She came to Austrlaia with me for 3 months in a visitor visa and left and has not been back since. She advised me that she did not like Australia and did not want to come back and that I should go there which caused some upset between us.
Whilst looking for a job in Indonesia I heard that her father died Nov 2011 so I left for the funeral. Our relationship was suffering and she said she wanted a divorce. Two people came from religious court (not really a court in Batu Jaya) and we signed two copies of a divorce form. I was told this was the first divorce (Thalak I think) and if we made amends we could marry again....up to a maximum of three times. I put it down to her being upset because of her father and left. We have had no contact since. I visited her village in July this year but she was not there, I asked about the copy of divorce certificate but the family cannot speak English very well and the marriage office was closed, which was a nightmare.
Is there an easy way I can obtain a divorce certificate, as at this point in time I want closure.
I noticed on our marriage certificate that our marriage was Islam, does this make it easier. I am not Muslim by the way either, but agreed to do it that way for her family.
What is the easiest way to obtain a divorce decree, is there something about us being apart for more than one year or I am not muslim.
Is it possible to file for divorce here in Australia where I now live, or do I have to go to the office in Batu Jaya and get a certificate from them - will this be hard.
Thanks in advance.