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The Jewish Divorce Process and Get Refusal

October 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

A Get is a religious divorce under Jewish law and can only be given by a husband to a wife. When a husband refuses to give a Get, the woman becomes an “agunah” or “chained woman”. As an agunah, she is unable to remarry within the Jewish tradition and have full control over her own life decisions. Get refusal is common form of domestic abuse, a way to keep power and control over a woman.

Rabbi Yona Reiss, Chief Rabbi of the Chicago Rabbinical Council and an attorney, will join us to explain the details of the Jewish divorce process, and the challenges of get refusal.

This free continuing legal education program with 1.0 hours professional responsibility credit.

Materials available here:

Standard Prenuptial Agreement

Midwest Panel Prenuptial Agreement

Get Standards and Guidelines

FAQ Regarding Jewish Divorce

Explaining Jewish Divorce

Language for Civil Prenuptial Agreements




October 14, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

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