• June 20, 2023
  • Yoni Levoritz
  • Divorce

What You Need to Know Before Filing for a Jewish Divorce in New York City
A guide by the Levoritz Law Firm

What is a Jewish Divorce?
In Judaism, a divorce is known as a “get.” It is a document that must be given by a husband to his wife in order for the marriage to be legally ended. While a civil divorce can be obtained through the New York court system, a Jewish divorce requires compliance with Jewish law and tradition.

Who can file for a Jewish Divorce?
Only a Jewish man can initiate the process of obtaining a get. To do so, he must declare his intention to provide a get and then go through a series of steps to ensure that the get is properly written and delivered to his wife. A woman cannot initiate the process of obtaining a get, but she can receive it if her husband offers it to her.
What are the requirements for a valid Jewish Divorce?

In order for a get to be valid, it must be written by a scribe who is trained in the art of calligraphy and understands the requirements of Jewish law. It must also be signed by two witnesses who are not relatives of either party. The get must then be delivered by the husband to his wife in person.

How does the Jewish Divorce process work in New York City?
In New York City, the process of obtaining a Jewish Divorce is typically handled by a religious court known as a beit din. The beit din will review the details of the couple’s marriage and determine whether or not a get is required. If so, they will assist the husband in obtaining the necessary documentation and ensure that the get is properly delivered.

What are the potential challenges of obtaining a Jewish Divorce?
One of the biggest challenges of obtaining a Jewish Divorce is that the husband must be willing to provide a get. In some cases, a husband may refuse to do so, which can make the process very difficult for the wife. Additionally, if there are disagreements or disputes between the parties, the process of obtaining a get can be slowed down and become more complicated.

In conclusion, obtaining a Jewish Divorce in New York City can be a complicated and emotional process. However, with the right guidance and support, it is possible to navigate the legal and religious requirements effectively. It is essential to find a knowledgeable beit din that can provide support throughout the process and ensure that the get is written and delivered properly.

Looking for Divorce or Family Law Assistance?
If you are considering a divorce from your spouse, or have questions about your divorce process, call the knowledgeable and experienced attorneys at the Levoritz Law firm today at 855.213.3104 for a free consultation.

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