Jewish tradition extols marriage but recognises that a breakdown of the relationship can occur, for a variety of causes, and so allows divorce. According to traditional Jewish law, a get (bill of divorce) is required for every Jewish marriage that is dissolving, whether or not there was a religious wedding ceremony. From its beginnings, the Liberal movement has objected strongly to the inequalities of traditional Jewish divorce and therefore we do not require a get. Civil divorce is considered sufficient.
Liberal Judaism does recognise that some other denominations of Judaism do require a get and that some couples like to have one. In these cases the Liberal Judaism Beit Din can arrange for this. Liberal Judaism also offers a mutual sefer-k’ritut document of separation.