Tuesday, January 14, 2020

British Criminal Prosecution of Husband For Coercive Behavior Used To Obtain Jewish Divorce ("Get")

Britain's Serious Crime Act 2015, Sec. 76, criminalizes controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship. Jewish Chronicle yesterday reported that for the first time the law has been used in a private prosecution brought by a wife to obtain a get (Jewish divorce document) from her husband. According to the paper:
The husband was due to face a crown court trial in July and, if convicted, could have been jailed for up to five years.
But she has discontinued the case after her ex-husband finally gave the get last month.