In matters of divorce, my feeling is that when either husband or wife wants a get, and it is obvious that there is no future in the marriage, then neither party should prevent the divorce from taking place. There shouldn’t be any reason to go to a beit din to force a divorce. Adults should be able to see that the marriage isn’t working out and come to a conclusion that it is time to end it. Any husband who chooses to withhold a get when he knows that the marriage is over is acting in a very cruel way, and the full weight of halakhically acceptable communal pressure should be brought on him. Nothing should scandalize us more than a so-called religious person keeping his wife captive as a means of revenge.
Marc B. Shapiro, “The Agunah Problem, part 2; Wearing a Kippah; More Censorship by ArtScroll”, The Seforim Blog (2 February 2016) [http://seforim.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-agunah-problem-part-2-wearing.html]