July, 1995 (Heisei 7), Kyoko left the matter of divorce to her attorney and she filed the suit for divorce against her husband Shuichi with the Saitama district court which was his local court.
The person who wanted to divorce was Kyoko herself because of Shuichi's insult and their personality conflict. So she didn’t sue for consolation money and property division but only for the judgment of divorce at first. However she required child support. It was possible within the time limit of two years for her to sue for consolation money and property division. So anyway judgement for divorce was her priority.
The process of trial was got on to by each lawyer.
Kyoko thought that depending on her lawyer alone was not persuasive enough, so she submitted statements of facts, which were the details of their marriage life, to the court. Against her statements, Shuichi submitted opposing statements to the court as well.
<Outline of Kyoko’s statements>
I had been insulted by Shuichi since the outset of the marriage, which caused quarrels between husband and wife, and resulted in domestic separation. Thus I made a determination to divorce.
<Outline of Shuichi’s opposing statements>
We sometimes quarreled, but we got back together again. So our relation should not to be divorce. Kyoko diligent for her housework and fulfilled her duty, did her best for me. From now on,I reflect myself . I won`t divorce and we need not divorce.----------
During trials, Shuich never visited Kyoko and Saori, in Akita. It seemed there to be a lack of persuasiveness in his statements. The judgment was given to them 1996 (Heisei 8) November, after over one years trial. It was judged that they should divorce. The person with parental rights should be Kyoko. The expense of bringing up Saori was as suited Kyoko.