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Can A Get Be Written Where The Divorce Has Not Been Finalized?

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Yes. The Get is usually written after the couple has filed for civil divorce even though it has not yet been finalized. This ensures that the Beth Din will do nothing that interferes with applicable state law governing dissolution of marriages. However, if a divorce proceeding is imminent, a Get may be written earlier under special circumstances as determined by the Beth Din. Experience has shown that civil judges will respect agreements concerning the writing of a Get. It is therefore desirable to include language about a Get agreement in divorce settlement documents.