Yoreh Deah Siman 267 Seif 51

 

נא כֵּיצַד שָׁוִין בְּמוֹלִיךְ וּמֵבִיא, שֶׁהַמֵּבִיא גֵּט שִׁחְרוּר בְּאֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל אֵינוֹ צָרִיךְ לוֹמַר: בִּפְנֵי נִכְתַּב וּבְפָנַי נֶחְתַּם, וּבְחוּצָה לָאָרֶץ אִם אֵין עֵדִים מְצוּיִים לְקַיְּמוֹ וְאָמַר הַשָּׁלִיחַ: בְּפָנַי נִכְתַּב וּבִפְנֵי נֶחְתַּם, זֶה קִיּוּמוֹ, וְאִם בָּא הָאָדוֹן וְעִרְעֵר אַחַר כָּךְ, אֵין מַשְׁגִּיחִין בּוֹ.

Seif 51

What is meant by the statement that the same laws apply to bills of divorce and bills of release with regard to bringing these legal documents from one place to another?

When an agent brings a bill of release from one place to another in the land of Israel, he does not have to testify that it was written and signed in his presence.

And in the diaspora, if there are no witnesses present to verify the authenticity of the bill of release, and the agent states that it was written and signed in his presence, its authenticity is considered as verified. Afterwards, if the master comes and protests, no attention is paid to him, as we have explained with regard to a bill of divorce.