What to know prior to the Get
Generally, the consent of both the husband and wife is required. A Get cannot be executed until the parties separate and live in different residences. However, the civil divorce need not be completed before the delivery of the Get.
The Get makes no reference to responsibility or fault. It has no bearing or effect on any aspect of the civil settlement and does not subject either party to personal questions. As long as there is mutual consent, there is no need to state the grounds for divorce.
Scheduling an appointment
The Beis Din meets on a regular basis to execute Gittin at our Miami Beach location and in Boca Raton. Gittin are also scheduled in several cities throughout Florida as needed. Please contact our office for more information and fees.
Please allow up to one and a half hours for the Get.
The Get process
The document is then written and signed. This generally takes up to 45 minutes.
The signed document is then presented to the wife by the husband in the presence of witnesses. Once she accepts it, the divorce takes effect immediately and is final.
In situations where direct contact between husband and wife would present difficulty, either due to geographic or other constraints, the process can be effected by the use of a proxy or power of attorney. Although it is still necessary for each party to appear in person, the transfer of the Get is done by an agent appointed by the husband. Thus, it is possible to arrange for a Get without any contact whatsoever between husband and wife.
What does the Get cost?
Documentation to present
Ketuva (religious marriage document), if available.
Civil Proof of Marriage, such as, marriage license or final divorce papers.
Official ID, such as driver’s license or passport.
If a Get has been issued for a prior marriage, a copy of the P’tur (Certificate of Divorce).
Beis Din of South Florida
3767 Chase Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
Located in the Miami Beach Community Kollel
Rabbi Mendel Senderovic
Av Beis Din
Rabbi Berish Braun
Chaver Beis Din
Rabbi Eily Smith
Chaver Beis Din
Rabbi Yekusiel Stern
Rabbi Zvi Jacob
S'gan Menahel L'Gittin