As a rabbinic court, the Beth Din of
America is qualified to address Jewish communal and personal needs in the following areas:
Adjudication of Financial Disputes
Commercial (e.g., partnership,
corporate, contract or employment disputes)
Communal (e.g, congregational issues,
Familial (e.g., family business,
inheritance or child support disputes)
Administration of Jewish
Issuing a Get (writ of divorce) in
accordance with Jewish law
Adjudicating financial disputes
related to divorce proceedings
Adjudicating other end-of-marriage
determinations (e.g., child custody)
What You Can Expect
from the Beth Din of America
Competence, fairness & integrity
The Beth Din's judicial process is conducted with competence, fairness and
integrity. The Beth Din maintains an impartial and confidential relationship with each of
its clients in conformity with its detailed Rules & Procedures.
The Beth Din's erudite rabbinic judges are capable of addressing halakhic issues in areas
of financial and family law through the prism of contemporary commercial practice and
secular law, thereby giving recognition to the practices of our community.
Whenever appropriate, the Beth Din includes lay professionals and experts
on its panel of judges. They bring experience and knowledge of law, modem business
practices, psychology, etc. to the resolution table.
Rulings That Are Binding
Because the Beth Din conducts its cases in a manner consistent with the requirements of
secular arbitration law, its rulings are legally binding and enforceable in the secular
Beth Din personnel, well aware of the personal angst that emerges from
conflict, treat all parties to disputes with respect and sensitivity. They are available
to answer your questions about the process of adjudication and to carefully guide you
through the practical steps leading to your case's conclusion.
A competent administrative staff, flexible hours, and resident judges and
divorce administrators make it possible to attend to your matters efficiently and timely.
A Proactive Stance
The Beth Din's proactive participation often facilitates the resolution of
difficult cases, such as get proceedings that involve recalcitrant spouses.
The costs of the Beth Din process, both financial and emotional, are
considerably lower than those incurred through litigation in secular courts.
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