Can I Get a Divorce Without a ‘Get’?


An Orthodox Jewish woman has launched a social media campaign to help her obtain a ‘get,’ or religious divorce from her husband.

According to CBS New York, Rivky Stein has created a Facebook page in which she accuses her husband of emotional and physical abuse, including raping and beating her, while she was pregnant.

The news outlet reported that the couple has two children together and never formally obtained a civil marriage license, instead they used a Jewish marriage contract called a “ketubah,” which may be recognized by family courts.

Without a “get,” a woman is always considered married according to classical Jewish law. As experienced family lawyers, in cases where a woman is struggling to get a divorce, we have been able to design economic measures in religious cases that entice an obstinate husband to be more progressive.

Let our attorneys help you. We have seen many cases successfully resolved involving spouses who were reluctant to seek a divorce for a variety of reasons including religion. Our family law offices in New York or New Jersey can be reached through our online contact form.

Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C. – Rockland County Divorce Attorneys