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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Civil divorce is a marriage dissolution proceeding in Israel, which concerns spouses who belong to different religions and wish to divorce. In order to legally terminate the marriage in Israel, the couple is required to submit an application to the Family Court; to formally present their religion and submit additional documents, which will be detailed…

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A will is a document in which a person (hereinafter: “the testator”) determines what will be done with their property (hereinafter: “the estate”) after their death. But will this last testament be upheld as is, without any changes? The Succession Law, enacted in 1965 (hereinafter: “the Law”), provides both the testator and the beneficiaries of…

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According to Israeli law that was set in 1974, every married couple who shares a household is subject to what is known as the “Resource Balance Arrangement”, a law of partnership and shared property that indicates an equal division of assets for a couple.  The only way to have any alternate arrangement is through a…

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A judicial parenting order (referred to hereinafter as: “the order”), is an order issued by the Family Court (referred to here as: “the court”). The order addresses the plight of those function, for all intents and purposes, as parents to children to whom they have no biological relationship. This order is given, among others, to…

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Child custody (hereinafter: “custody”) is a sensitive and very broad matter; one that includes a wide range of sub-issues related to the custody and upbringing of a child. The issue of custody arises when the parents of the child do not live together (due to divorce, joint parenting or separation). The law dealing with custody…

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This article will tell you what to look for when seeking a divorce lawyer for Palestinians. We often have Palestinian clients contact us, both locally, and abroad, when their marriage has been registered in Israel or if they are married to a Palestinian with an Israeli (“blue”) ID from East Jerusalem or the rest of…

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