This article, Foreign Divorce in Israel, discusses obtaining recognition in Israel of a divorce conducted abroad. While obtaining a divorce judgment abroad ends a marriage, it is imperative to have this recognized and registered in Israel in order to allow a person to remarry in Israel.  A foreign divorce judgment must be registered in Israel…

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This article addresses divorce for Muslims in Israel. This includes marriage between Muslim Israeli citizens, as well as between a Muslim from another country or convert Islam and a Muslim in Israel. All issues related to family law in Israel fall under the Israeli Ministry of Justice.   Background Israeli law is different from other Western…

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When a married couple files for divorce, the custody and interaction with their children is a crucial concern. What does Israeli law have to say about custody, alimony, and support payments? This article will address divorce with children in Israel.  Custody in Israeli Courts Divorce with children in Israel is subject to Israeli law, based…

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This article will address divorce for Christians in Israel, meaning that both partners are Christian, either from the same or different recognized religious communities. Ways to Obtain Divorce for Christians in Israel There are two primary ways for Christians to obtain a divorce in Israel: 1) through a recognized church court when they both belong…

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This article will discuss divorce for mixed marriages in Israel. The most frequent case of mixed marriages that we see in Israel is that of a Jew and a non-Jew; thus this article focuses specifically on this type of mixed marriage. Religion and Religious Courts in Israel Historically, various ethnic groups and denominations in the…

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This article will address divorce between a Jew and a non-Jew in Israel. Israel is unique compared to many Western countries due to the fact that religious courts often have authority over issues of divorce.   Religious Autonomy and Religious Courts There are a number of historically established religious communities in Israel. These include Jews, Muslims,…

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Modern technology allows the father’s identity to be tested as early as during the pregnancy. The prenatal paternity test is generally used for identifying the father of the fetus even before the birth. The test’s results may grant eligibility for alimony or child support, legal status in Israel by virtue of birth (Jus soli) and…

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This article will discuss divorce in Rabbinic Courts in Israel.   Israel’s Personal-Religious Law is Exceptional First, it’s important to note the uniqueness of the Israeli law system compared to many other Western countries. Family Courts in Israel, which deal with family law and personal status issues, have jurisdiction over all family matters except marriage and divorce. Rabbinic…

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This article will discuss divorce between Jews in Israel. Unlike many Western countries, Israeli law allows Rabbinical Courts to have the primary authority over issues of divorce, although there are issues accompanying divorce that the Family Court can address as well.   Procedure for Divorce Between Jews in Israel Jewish couples who wish to divorce must…

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“Common law couples in Israel” is a legal definition referring to a spouses who has not institutionalized their relationship in the framework of a marriage, but whose joint life is sufficiently stable and established to make them legally considered a couple. The body responsible for determining whether a couple merits this status is the Family…

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