A New York judge has declined to recognize an Israeli divorce judgment based on a "get," or decree of divorce, issued by a Brooklyn rabbi. Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey S. Sunshine allowed the plaintiff-husband's Brooklyn divorce proceedings to go forward, denying the wife's motion to dismiss on the grounds of comity and judicial estoppel. An international family law expert who is not involved in the case said it is "most unusual for a domestic court to look at the reasons behind a foreign divorce decree."
N.Y. Judge Rejects Israeli Divorce Based on 'Get'
New York Law Journal
May 20, 2008