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Attorney Kroll Can Help You with a Jewish Get

A get is a divorce under halacha, or Jewish law. The word can also refer to the document that grants the get, though its technical name is sefer k’ritot, or scroll of severance. The sefer k’ritot is a no-fault document, not citing any specific reasons for the divorce, though a sofer or scribe writes out the specific reasons for the couple involved. Jewish law is quite different from our civil divorce laws in the United States. For our Jewish clients, at Jonathan E. Kroll & Associates, PLLC, a New York divorce lawyer can assist you in filing under both laws so as to ensure your divorce is completed legally.

Obtaining a Jewish Get in Long Island, Roslyn, Woodbury, Five Towns, Rockville Centre, & Great Neck

A literal interpretation of the law states clearly that only a man may initiate divorce proceedings. Some Orthodox authorities still hold strictly to this law. But Conservative, Reform, and even many Orthodox authorities agree that although the Talmud says it is the husband who must have the sefer k’ritot written, the wife may initiate the process of the get by convening a beit din (rabbinical court).

The writing of the sefer k’ritot, its delivery to the woman, and her acceptance of it constitute a get. Once she has received the document, a woman is divorced under Jewish law, and can, if she chooses, remarry under Jewish law. If she does not obtain a get, a woman is considered an agunah and cannot remarry under strict Jewish law, including in the State of Israel. In addition, because the civil laws of the United States should be followed, and for your protection as well, a divorce following proper civil procedure will make certain of your legal standing.

At Jonathan E. Kroll & Associates, PLLC, we have been assisting the Jewish community for over 20 years. We have the experience and knowledge in the area of Jewish and divorce law to obtain the best results for the dissolution of your marriage. We offer you a free consultation to discuss your family law issues.

For assistance in obtaining a Jewish get, contact an attorney who specializes in Jewish divorce law at Jonathan E. Kroll & Associates, PLLC.

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