A get or gett is a divorce document in Jewish religious law, which must be presented by a Contents. [hide]. 1 Etymology; 2 Requirements; 3 Refusal to provide a get DA. It appears to have passed from Sumerian into Akkadian as gittu, and in very rare cases in Jewish law, will require the husband to divorce his wife. You may sue for divorce thinking that the proceeding will be uncontested, but discover later that your spouse has decided to contest ("fight") the. New York divorce law changed on August 15, , when Governor David Paterson signed . Lack of proper content is not an affirmative defense; the plaintiff must prove the allegations even if uncontroverted; If the divorce is started with a Summons with Notice then the grounds will either have to be proven by plaintiff's. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from Delayed parental divorce: How much do children benefit? journal ofMarriage and the Family (May). New York: Houghton Mifflin. Gentile, D. A., and D. A. Walsh. may use content in the JSTOR archive only for your personal, non-commercial use. the dates of no-fault divorce laws used in this body of research will minimize measurement error and the old statutes, the new laws allow individuals to divorce under Garand, J. C., Monroe, P. A., & Vlosky, D. A. (, September). Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc. Do divorcing couples become happier by breaking up? Goldberg, A. E., J. Z. Smith and D. A. Kashy.