Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznare
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, March 25, 2013

Regarding Religious Divorces

A Connecticut court “has affirmed the constitutionality of a Modern Orthodox-sponsored prenuptial agreement meant to protect agunot – Jewish women ‘chained’ by husbands who refuse to grant them a religious divorce.”  Rachel Light may be able to demand more than $100,000 from her soon-to-be-ex husband.  It stipulated Eben Light has to pay $100 for each day he refuses to grant his wife a Jewish divorce, known as a get.  Even though the two have been separated for several years, Mr. Light has not granted Rachel a proper divorce.

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