Ask the Rabbi: Questions and Answers about Divorce
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Divorce

Aguna - Recalcitrant Spouse - My friend is stuck in a situation where she cannot get a Jewish divorce because her husband is being a jerk and refuses to do so. Is this fair? Can’t the rabbis find a solution? More
Children & Divorce - Back in the old days many couples stayed together “for the sake of the children.” Am I correct that this reason has no validity in our 21st century lives? More
Get Document - Importance of - I am in the process of divorcing my husband, and my rabbi tells me that it is sufficient to go through the civil divorce proceedings. But other of my friends have also done the Jewish ”Get” document. Which... More
Get Document - Technical Requirements - I am getting divorced and need to order a Get document. Is there something online available for download? More
Homewrecker - I have been seeing a married man for over a year now. He has been separated from his wife for four months and we see each other as much as possible. I have been separated from my husband for over a year and am in the... More
Infertility - My wife and I have been married for 14 years. We are very happy except that we have not been blessed with children. We have gone through various fertility treatments. Unfortunately we recently failed for the 17th try... More
Religion for Children of Divorced Parents - I am struggling to cope with my ex-spouse who is openly hostile to Judaism as it pertains to the children we share custody of. I yearn for a deeper connection to Judaism, but my kids are getting so many mixed messages... More
When to Get Divorced - I think I have fallen out of love with my husband. We don’t share many of the same interests, and we don’t even keep the same “waking hours.” I feel lonely and am ready to find someone else.... More
Who is a Mamzer? - My mother has, unfortunately, been through a number of marriages and other living-together arrangements. This has produced a hodge-podge of children from different fathers. I actually was conceived through an affair... More

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