After a decree for a divorce has been granted but before being made absolute, either party may apply for a court order so that the decree is not made absolute until such time as both parties can make a declaration that they have taken such steps as required to dissolve the marriage in accordance with the usages (of the Jews or any other prescribed religious usages) produced to the court. If the court believes it is just and equitable to grant the order, it will do so after considering all the circumstances of the case. This court order prevents the marriage from being dissolved until all the steps have been taken to secure a religious divorce.
Unless the court orders otherwise, the declaration must be accompanied by a certificate from a relevant religious authority that all steps have been taken to dissolve the marriage according to religious usage.
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