Get and Jewish divorce

At Glaser Jones Law, we are fully aware of the distinctive ways in which Judaism treats divorce. We’re prepared to help you meet the requirements set out by the Halacha, should you decide to separate from your partner according to Jewish law, and find a way to balance this with the English family court system.

Shlomit Glaser, our principal solicitor, has extensive experience of assisting Jewish couples thanks to her time spent as a lawyer in Israel. By combining this with the knowledge she’s gained as a solicitor in England, Shlomit can guide you through the intricacies of a Jewish divorce.

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We understand that there can be additional difficulties if you are a religious person. You may live in a community with codes of behaviour and laws which place you in a sensitive position.

Shlomit has considerable experience of such cases and understands that they require discretion and delicacy.

Jewish divorce According to Halacha

According to Halacha, a couple can only be released from the bonds of matrimony when a bill of divorce is passed from the husband to the wife. This document is normally referred to in its Aramaic name; a get. This acts as proof of the marriage’s dissolution.

We will work with the beth din to ensure that everything is accurate and adheres to biblical law. Once the document is created, the husband will hand the document to the wife in the presence of two kosher witnesses. The moment she takes the document marks the point at which the marriage is dissolved. The beth din will then give both parties a certificate confirming their new marital status.

According to the Jewish faith, you must also obey the ‘law of the land’ when getting a divorce, which means you must also file for a civil divorce. We are uniquely placed to help you fulfil the needs of both the civil and Halachic processes and help you resolve any inconsistencies.

Beyond the religious requirements, we recognise that any divorce  can be confusing and emotionally distressing. We will be at your side throughout the entire process, providing you with the assistance and expertise you need to get through without feeling totally overwhelmed.

Contact us today  and find out how we can provide you with invaluable support that can help you satisfy both religious and legal requirements when separating from your partner.

Glaser Jones Law – Services

Divorce process ICON

We are here to support and advise you on the issues that arise during the dissolution of a marriage.

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Get and Jewish divorce ICON

We understand how the divorce process works for those of the Jewish faith, and are uniquely placed to help you satisfy both Halachic and civil processes.

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Maintenance ICON

Often, divorce or separation requires maintenance to be paid. We can help arrange a fair agreement for when the divorce has been finalised.

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Child maintenance ICON

Otherwise known as ‘child support’, we can help ensure that your child receives the financial assistance they’re entitled to regardless of parental disputes.

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Your children are your top priority. We enable your child’s views to be aired during the divorce process and help shield them from many of the more distressing aspects of the process.

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We can advise you on your rights when separating from a partner with whom you cohabit but aren’t married, assisting you with any mediation that may be necessary.

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We can help you allocate ownership of your assets before your marriage as a safeguard for the future.

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We will help you to come to a fair and agreeable arrangement on asset division, supporting you throughout the entire process.

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To stop your child or children from being taken abroad depends on what’s in their best interests and may have to be determined by a Court.

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