Opening A Din Torah (Arbitration) Case At The Beth Din Haemeth vehashalom

There are different ways to resolve disputes at the Bet Din.  In a mediation, the parties meet with someone who can help guide them to a negotiated settlement.  If the parties reach an agreement, they then sign a settlement agreement which is legally binding. In a din torah, or arbitration, the parties agree to be bound by the decision of the Bet Din, hearings take place before the Bet Din, and the Bet Din issues a psak, or decision, that is legally binding.  It is also possible to sign an arbitration agreement that allows the parties to attempt mediation first and then, if no settlement is reached, arbitrate the case in a din torah.

You can request that the Bet Din send a summons (hazmana) to a defendant.  The Bet Din will typically send up to three hazmanot, following which the Bet Din, in its discretion, may issue a contempt decree (seruv).

Please briefly describe the nature of the claim, either in the space below or in a separate document. If you are asking for a hazmana to be sent, you should provide a sufficiently clear description of your claim so that someone unfamiliar with the facts of your case would understand the essential nature of your claims, although you do not need to argue your entire case at this point.
You may include any supporting documentation (e.g., agreement, contract, promissory note, relevant correspondence) that will be helpful in providing background to your case. Please note that Beth Din policy is to forward copies of the claim letter and supporting documentation to all litigants along with the hazmana.

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