Deanna Levine eases the pain of Jewish divorce with an e-book


People who are divorcing now have free access to information on how to avoid the problems associated with the get (Jewish divorce document), thanks to expert Deanna Levine.

The London-based solicitor is the co-author of free e-book Getting your Get.

Available for download at, it provides information for Jewish men and women in England, Wales and Scotland about divorce according to Jewish law and explains how the civil law in England, Wales and Scotland can be used to ease the process.

Ms Levine, a dually-qualified Scottish and English solicitor, tells People: “Jewish couples and their lawyers need to know that a get should have been obtained before a couple’s Decree of Divorce is finalised. If this is problematic, then civil law can be used to help them.”

Ms Levine has been specialising in this area since 2002 when the first edition of the e-book was published. “There is a lack of understanding concerning the issues surrounding a get,” she says.

So far, she says, the feedback has been very positive. “We have helped people to get their get,” she says.

A get adviser with the Jewish Marriage Council, Ms Levine has set up an information group at her synagogue, Woodside Park, to provide assistance to divorcing congregants.

She is Honorary Secretary of The United Kingdom Association of Jewish Solicitors and Jurists, represents B’nai B’rith UK on the Board of Deputies, is a member of the Board’s Family Law Group, Gettlink -— an international forum for agunah advisers — and lectures widely on the get and how it intersects with civil law.

The Getting your Get e-book provides information on why you should arrange for your get as soon as possible once you have decided you need one; a list of organisations to contact for advice; and useful information on selecting the right solicitors, among other tips.

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