02.10.2011 05.Cheschwan. 5772
Knesset Constitution, Law, Justice C'tee approve new bill; may require courts to hold hearings on punitive sanctions for men who refuse to give wives 'get.'
A new bill may obligate religious courts to hold hearings on applying punitive sanctions to a husband who is ignoring an order to give his wife a get, or bill of divorce.
The Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee approved the measure on Tuesday.
The bill, proposed by MKs Otniel Schneller (Kadima) and Zvulun Orlev (Habayit Hayehudi), will require the courts to initiate a hearing within 30 days if the court had previously ordered the husband to give a get to his wife through a “obligatory” or “coercive” decree, and within 90 days for an order which “recommended” or “commanded” that the get be given….