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Attorney Jonathan Kroll, Jewish Divorce Law Specialist

If you are a Jewish woman, you may find yourself in the position of being an agunah, because your husband has refused to give you a get. A mesarev getis a man who refuses to give his wife a get, forcing her to become an agunah. Such behavior is frowned upon by all streams of Judaism. As a specialist in Jewish Divorce Law, Attorney Kroll is a knowledgeable New York divorce lawyer who has helped numerous Jewish clients in their divorce and Jewish law needs.

If you find you are in the situation of being an agunah, there are certain actions that can be taken to help you. Within the community, beit din will often issue a decree, called a seruv, against a mesarev get, condemning him for refusing to grant his wife a get. Seruvim are taken very seriously in observant communities, though outside the State of Israel, they have no legal force under civil law. Regardless, community pressure can serve to assist in this matter.

Many Orthodox communities will place social or financial pressure upon a mesarev getto urge him to divorce his wife. Some communities will refuse to allow him to participate in the life of the synagogue; friends will cut off relations with him; and the members of many communities will refuse to do business with him. Jewish communities publish the names of mesarvei get in their newsletters, the local papers, and even on the Internet, guaranteeing that the man’s bad behavior is widely known. Often concerned members of a community will picket outside the home of a mesarev getor call for a boycott of his business or store.

Roslyn, Woodbury, Five Towns, Rockville Centre, & Great Neck Jewish Divorce Lawyer

With the difficulties a woman can encounter as an agunah, it is in her best interests, and that of her family’s, to obtain the services of a knowledgeable advocate who will be able to assist in this difficult situation. Providing our community with over 20 years of experience, Jonathan E. Kroll & Associates, PLLC are dedicated and caring attorneys who will work with all parties to obtain a successful outcome on your behalf. Call us today for a free initial consultation.

Problems with a Mesarev Get? Contact a Jewish divorce law attorney at Jonathan E. Kroll & Associates, PLLC who can provide you the specialized help you need.

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