We were very pleased and content with the services of this law firm. They supported us 100% and solved our case successfully, we couldn't be happier.
Oded Ger did an excellent job by reviewing a modeling contract I was offered. Explained the bad clauses in the contract, and their possible consequences. Thank you for your amazing job, your professionalism, your consultation and honesty. You showed me from your experience how it can be done differently. It was the best decision choosing you as my lawyer.
I highly recommend this firm, especially Oded Ger.
Incredibly knowledgeable, approachable, accessible, and evident across the board that they truly care about the people they are helping. They are quick to respond, engaged, and obviously top-notch lawyers. I couldn't recommend them highly enough. Thank you, Joshua and Itamar for your help with our Joint Life Application. You were a calming energy during a storm - always breathed a sigh of relief after speaking with you. It is so difficult to get straight answers from the Misrad Hapnim, but you guys are straight shooters. I appreciate your candor and evident integrity. Hope to work with you in the future, and will send everyone I know in need of legal aid your way. Thank you for your guidance and support.
The team of lawyers and assistants are incredibly professional. Aiming to give their clients the advice possible regarding the normative and the law of Israel. With well trained and professional secretary at the front desk to the lawyers team, I could say that I had one of the most professional services possible. I'm super glad of choosing Joshua Pex of Law office for immigration solution, lawyers to advise in my case, to me, it is remarkable.
If you need to solve any complicated legal issue in Israel, don't hesitate to contact them. Otherwise you will loose hours/days/weeks with things that they can solve in minutes. They helped me to obtain my expert working visa in Israel and even after that they responded further questions and gave me advices related to administrative issues in Israel which saved me a lot of time. Irena Rosenberg and Michael Decker worked on my case, they are very professional and helpful. They will not let you down, feel free to contact them.
competent consulting, fast processing, reliable, warm & good team. highly recommended
I have been receiving services from this Law Firm for several years now and I want to say THANK YOU to the team, especially Joshua Pex. They are doing outstanding work. The services I have received for both our Israeli non profit association but also our social business have helped us solve many issues at hand and provided solutions in complicated situations. Personally, I am grateful for support in visa issues as a foreigner living now in Israel for many years.
The best lawyer firm I’ve had dealt with. I would like to thank Anat Levi and Ariel Galili from the Jerusalem branch for all of their efforts and patience, we could not have been Able to reach to where we are now without them
I cannot recommend Nechama enough! Her expertise, professionalism, and dedication to her clients is unparalleled. From the moment I reached out to her, she provided clear and concise communication, and helped me navigate through a complex legal issue with ease.
Throughout the entire process, Nechama went above and beyond to ensure that I was informed and comfortable with every decision. She demonstrated a deep knowledge of the law, and was able to offer sound advice that ultimately led to a positive outcome.
What sets Nechama apart is her compassionate and empathetic approach to her clients. She truly cares about the well-being of her clients, and it shows in the way she handles every case.
If you are in need of a lawyer, I highly recommend Nechama.
Great lawyers Joshua Pex and Nechama and Michael Deker who really want to help you and I have very trustful relationships with them. All my cases they took they won. Thank you and let’s keep working together
The team at Decker, Pex & Co have been awesome to work with in helping our US company establish banking in Israel and in providing counsel for legal needs in Israel. I highly recommend!
Excellent service, very friendly and helpful, fast responding and very patient. Highly recommend. I will choose them again next time if needed.
We had a pleasure of working with Irena Rosenberg who assisted in getting our two U.S. born children registered in Israel and supported visa process for my wife in 2021. During the pandemic, my wife and I decided to move to Israel where I am originally from after living in the U.S. for over 20 years, but we had no idea how to go about securing visas before and after arriving in Israel. Irena is knowledgeable, reliable and competent lawyer who always had answers to all our questions which made us feel confident that everything would be fine with her assistance. We are now happily living in Israel and are so grateful to have Irena who is a genuinely nice person as our lawyer.
Sergei m Vashkevich
We came to Mr. Joshua with so many questions (and most of all, with so many concerns and worries) …
When we explained our case to him, first of all, he calmed us down and helped us to see the big picture, which took away our fears;
Then he presented us with a detailed explanation and a few options to explore, and a timeline, how things work and necessary steps to undertake on our part,
We thank and highly recommend Mr. Joshua for showing us so much empathy, care and professionalism (!)
Mr. Joshua Pex is knowledgeable and Professional. I really appreciate his courteous and direct approach.
I can highly recommend these services!
Every time we turned to Joshua we always got a professional quick and helpful respond.
Dongdiet & Nellie
We are very happy with the services. Somehow they managed to translate the law lingo into language we actually understand 😉 and their outstanding YouTube videos helped us to have a better grasp of what process we had to go through. Their patience, clear explanation and experience are very valuable. It's also very nice to know that you will receive response promptly; it made us feel we can really trust their services. We recommend all those looking for immigration lawyers to get in touch.
Very knowledgeable and professional
A really excellent firm. They knew exactly how to handle my situation effectively and efficiently, and we got the result I needed without much fuss. Adi Berger was a wonderful advocate for me and I am deeply grateful for her help!
Extrmely friendly, professional and helpful. A big thank you to Irina especially from the Jerusalem office. Highly Recommended.
Alexander P Gutterman
EU PASSPORT ! Big news! Thanks to Michael Decker and the other good people at the law office, as well as to the virtue of my ancestors, the cruelty of the Inquisition, reparations issued in the Iberian Peninsula, and etc, I am delighted to be on track for Portuguese and European Union Citizenship! A truly incredible development and one which brings me deep joy.
We were very satisfied with the service of Nehama. She was very professional in all her dealings and kept us informed all the way.
We highly recommend this law firm. They proved to be reliable, efficient and pleasant to work with.
I am delighted to report that my wife and I have just obtained our Israeli citizenship. We will be forever grateful for all of the help, guidance and support which Ariel Galili of Decker, Pex & Co. provided through this process.
I am a Jewish, 80-year-old American, and my wife is not Jewish. We had started the process on our own back in November 2020 via the Jewish Agency and Nefesh B’Nefesh, but soon became entangled in the delays and often-changing regulations due to Covid-19. The pandemic also caused delays in obtaining the required apostilles for various documents from various state agencies and the US State Department.
We found Decker, Pex & Co. On the internet and began working with Ariel in late November 2021. Ariel did a superb job of leading us through the process, helping us to understand which documents were essential, which would most likely be required, and which, though included on the list of required documents, were rarely required. He helped us several times to understand what was likely and unlikely to occur as “the next step.” Helping us manage our expectations was extremely useful to us.
Besides his knowing the laws, regulations and procedures, Ariel also made us feel that he was truly interested in helping us to successfully work through this process in as smooth, timely, and frustration-free manner as possible.
My wife and I strongly recommend anyone planning to go through this process seriously consider hiring Decker, Pex, Ofir & Co. and, specifically, Ariel Galili.
We have been working with Decker, Pex & Co - Law Firm in Tel Aviv for many years very well. Because we appreciated their lawyers services, we recommended businesses and individuals again and again to go there as well.
Josh has been helping me on and off for a few years now. I have needed legal advice and assistance with immigration due to a complex situation of mine, and he has been extremely available and responsive, honest and clear about my route and how to proceed. Very much recommended!
Michael and Ariellah Waizman
For Advocate Joshua Pex.
We were in a devastating situation when my wife received an order from the immigration office to leave Israel within 30 days, without any explanation, after we have been married and in the process for six and a half years. We heard of Advocate Pex through a friend of a friend. We contacted Mr. Pex and he was ready to help us when he heard of our situation.
The service is amazing! Always ready to assist without regard to the time it takes. The advice Mr. Pex gave us was great, such as what to do, he gave useful links, and advice about which officials to contact. The price for the service was great!
The process until we received the extension for another year for my wife was not long (3 months). Things started moving once Mr. Pex came into the picture.
We highly recommend Advocate Joshua Pex! We achieved our goal and the fear of deportation has been lifted!
I really recommend the law office's services. The service is very professional and efficient, the price is right. I am satisfied with the services I needed and happy to have known them.
Joshua Pex was both an amazing human being and an inspiring human rights attorney. I reported directly to him for various activities I performed as in intern. I was impressed with his incredibly solid character. He is trustworthy, fair, and goes above and beyond to advocate for the vulnerable. He is completely trustworthy and high caliber in his work. His partners and employees are very blessed to work with him. I am honored to know them.
I admire the Austrian citizenship team in Tel-Aviv branch! They deserve more then 5 stars!! They are very friendly and professional. I've got Austrian citizenship in 4 months for all family members which consists of 12 people! The entire team is very friendly and responsive. They are always answering questions and support during the process. I recommend to everyone. Was 100% satisfied.
Marce Ruth St. Rey
Party time in the heart, my beloved husband received his residence after so much time of battles and faith. Gratitude, God has blessed us with wonderful beings who have accompanied us, including a "precious angel" who touched our hearts, our excellent and fantastic lawyer: Maria Chernin Dekel, sweet and wonderful human being, who has guided us and stayed On our side. side in this intense legal transit whom we bless on every occasion. God bless you dear Maria, you have exceeded your professional duty by containing us and collaborating with us in hard times, very hard, for that we want to thank you publicly, you are unique!!!
We bless and thank the entire team at Decker Pex Tal Ofir Law Firm.
We were searching for a law firm that will be honest with us and really work hard for a satisfying result, it wasn't an easy task
We found them online; they were the only law firm from all of our searchings which were completely honest and NOT gave us just what we wanted to hear
Using them guaranteed honesty above all. A legal team that is friendly and cares for a superb result
They really care about helping their customers without any other interest
Nadia gave us service behind what we expected; she was professional which lead to fast and easy process with great result
We definitely recommend using them
We (myself and my husband) came to Mr. Joshua Pex – for his professional advice – and we received such human warmth and caring attitude, that our hearts melted …
His attention to our details and our situation peculiarities, combined with his professionalism and knowledge, helped us to map out what needs to be done on our part: we appreciate and recommend You, Mr. Joshua!
Best lawyer house from Israel! I couldn’t dealt with my situation without their professionalism and effectiveness. Their dedication to every legal aspect and their drive it’s how a true lawyer house can be!
Working in European market and international now, I couldn’t dare to let myself wide my wings on countries unknown to me. Definitely they’ll be the lawyers representing me, my business at every international aspect and on personal development.
When you hear Decker,Pex,Ofir &Co, you hear 10+ class services, luxurious professionals, confidentiality and exclusive attention to your needs.
We highly recommend Adv. Mike Decker and have know him for many years. He has helped our family with many battles over the years. We recently received our permanent residency after 23 years in Israel. We so much appreciate Mike’s representation of us.
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A Prenuptial Agreement (hereinafter: “the Agreement”) is an agreement made by spouses who intend to get married or are already married. The Agreement allows the couple to settle any property issues that may arise during their marriage, or afterwards if they get a divorce. The Agreement is subject to change at any time with the consent of both of the parties.
The Agreement is drawn up to regulate property and financial issues. If the couple wish to settle other issues, such as child support, custody etc., they will have to do so under a ‘Joint Life Agreement’, or under another agreement relevant to the matter that they would like to arrange, for example: a ‘Joint Parenting Agreement’.
What is a Prenuptial Agreement?
The Prenuptial Relations Act 1973 (hereinafter: “the Law”) which applies to married couples from 1974, allows a couple to draft a prenuptial agreement. The couple will be able to settle, in the Agreement, any issues relating to property which they possess such as:
- Property which one spouse bought prior to the marriage;
- Joint property accumulated during the marriage;
- Future property;
- Distribution of property in the event of a marriage expiration (divorce or death of one spouse).
When a couple, married after January 1st 1974, does not draft an Agreement that differs from Law, the instructions of the “Resource Balancing Arrangement” shall be implemented on the couples’ property (section 3 (a) of the Law).
The ‘Resource Balance Arrangement’ instructions explain as follows:
- At the expiry of the marriage, each spouse is entitled to half the value of all the couple’s property (section 5 (a) of the law);
- Even when one of the spouses has a property belonging to them before the marriage, this property may be “mixed” and become joint (section 4 of the law);
- A couple married before 1974 and have not drafted an Agreement will have the ‘sharing practice’ applied to them.
Therefore, it is important to draft an Agreement with a family lawyer. The lawyer will be able to form a comprehensive and complete Agreement on all relevant property issues, so that no situation is created in which the instructions of the “Resource Balance Arrangement” will apply.
The importance of a Prenuptial Agreement
The Agreement is of enormous importance as we mentioned at the beginning of the article. The Agreement allows a couple to arrange all separate/joint property issues as well as future property that will be possessed by the couple during their marriage. The Agreement will also include the manner in which property will be distributed in the event of the expiration of a marriage (due to divorce or death of one spouse). Read about the various benefits of the Prenuptial Agreement in: “Three Reasons to Have a Prenuptial or Financial Agreement”.
Approval / change of a Prenuptial Agreement
The drafting of an Agreement or its modification shall only be made in writing (Section 1 of the Law). The Agreement or modification will then be approved by one of the following:
- Family court;
- Religious Tribunal empowered to hear their case (example: Jews in a rabbinical court);
- The marriage registrar.
- Family court;
- Religious Tribunal empowered to hear their case.
The Agreement will be approved by one of the above, after seeing that the Agreement / modification has been made consensually, and that both parties understand its meaning and consequences (section 2 of the Law). It is highly recommended to approve the Agreement at the Family Court and obtain a judgment on it there.
An Agreement that has not been approved by one of the authorized bodies, it lacks the ability to be as strongly enforced. If an Agreement is not approved, the general law provisions will apply according to its subject (Jonah (Sharabi) Shay v. Sasson (Sharabi) Shay).
Is the court authorized to intervene with the contents of a Prenuptial Agreement or, cancel it after its approval?
When an Agreement has been brought to the court to be approved, it will not interfere with the content or reasonability of the Agreement but, will do so if it is proven that one of its clauses is illogical/illegal. The court will only verify the Agreement after seeing it was agreed upon with the consent of both parties, and that they fully understand its meaning and consequences (Chaim Haliva v. Aliza Haliva).
If one of the spouses were to petition the Court to cancel the Agreement (after having been approved), the Court would grant the request only in extreme cases (Rachel Pegas v. Israel Pegas). From here, we see the honor and importance that the Court sees in such an Agreement, which is like any other contract.
Who is allowed to draft a Prenuptial Agreement?
- Married couples, including those married before 1974 (David Nation v. Eliza Nation);
- Couples who want one;
Couples who are not married but have an authentic relationship will be able to settle property issues under a ‘Joint Life Agreement’.
Interested in drafting a Prenuptial Agreement? OUR LAW-FIRM ARE HERE TO HELP!
A Prenuptial Agreement is an essential and necessary Agreement but of special sensitivity hence, the importance of drafting it with someone with the right qualifications. At our Law Offices you will find attorneys qualified as mediators, and our lawyers will lead you to a perfect and comprehensive Agreement in your best interest.