Any woman who is denied a divorce by her husband (mesorevet get) or an aguna (whose husband has disappeared) can turn to Mavoi Satum for legal assistance . Our lawyers represent women in both the civil and/or rabbinic courts to help them receive a get and achieve a just divorce settlement.
- In the Bet Din (Rabbinic Court) – When necessary our lawyers present proof of the need for the husband to agree to a divorce. They also exert pressure on the dayanim (rabbinic judges) to issue a ruling that obligates the husband to grant a divorce (chiyuv get). We arrange follow-up court hearings, and demand decisions and rabbinic rulings on the case when the bet din delays or refrains from making a judgement . If no judgement is given we may file an appeal to the Supreme Court. If the husband fails to show up in rabbinic court, we request that the court obligate him to appear by way of a police order. We also help the wife to locate her husband if he has gone into hiding by hiring private detectives.
- In the Civil Court – Mavoi Satum lawyers present legal claims on behalf of the wife for distribution of the couple’s assets, child support, financial compensation for the delay in her ability to remarry, and sanctions for his refusal to set her free. In a case where the husband’s family is assisting his extortion, we present petition the courts for sanctions against them which will exert pressure on the recalcitrant husband. In a case where the husband has fled the country, we present legal claims against his parents for support of their grandchildren. In addition, we request the court puts a lien on the husbands’ portion of their assets until he grants a divorce.
For further information or to make an appointment, please call Ruthie 0524292789 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
This project is funded through the generous support of the greater Miami Jewish federation women’s amutot initiative