Israeli Divorce And Family Law

In Israel religious or rabbinical courts continue to play an influential role in divorce and related matters. For example, these courts have exclusive power to dissolve marriages of Jewish spouses. So long as one spouse is an Israeli citizen –irrespective of residency – the rabbinical courts have jurisdiction to order a Get (a Jewish divorce).

The rabbinical courts have joint jurisdiction – with the civil family courts – when it comes to deciding matters such as child contact, asset division and maintenance. But the court that receives the petition first will make the decisions in these crucial areas.

Traditionally there was a perception that the religious courts favoured husbands over wives when making orders in divorce cases. As a result women preferred to bring property and child custody matters before the civil courts. The potential unfairness arising from this has been mitigated by several recent rulings from the Supreme Court. Religious courts must follow laws relating to certain fundamental rights, including equality legislation when dividing marital assets. In addition religious courts cannot decide child support matters without the mother’s consent.

We are specialist divorce lawyers and family solicitors and we advise clients who have a connection with Israel. Our clients can include those who are UK–based but originate from Israel, are living in Israel but have a connection with England or Wales, were married in Israel, or have other family connections with Israel.

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Simon Rogerson 12/08/2019

I wanted to say a big thanks to Henry Bookman and his colleagues for all their help and guidance during my divorce - a long a complicated one. The team were all brilliant. I loved the fact that Henry was happy to explore possibilities and search for solutions. I also feel that on occasions he gave hope when things were against me. All told a great coach who was ready with pearls of wisdom when I needed it.

An'a. K 10/08/2019

I would strongly recommend this firm. I had the opportunity to discuss my case thoroughly with Mr Bookman. But before the initial consultation, I had a telephone conversation with a legal assistant who took most of the details down, so that my initial consultation was to the point I appreciate the advice given by Mr Bookman and think it a humble approach that the initial consultation is FREE and carried by the most senior member of the firm and not by a junior staff like it happens in other firms.

Anonymous 08/08/2019

Aziz Malik. Unbelievably good. Fantastic advice and was able to manage my difficult family law case to a superb outcome. Highly recommended.

Sara Estevez 01/08/2019

I did a consultation with Henry and I highly recommend him. He took the time to understand my situation, checked that he had all the information he needed and once he realized he was not the best person for my case, he recommended another lawyer in another country who could help. Unlike other lawyers I've worked with previously, he was extremely honest, transparent and generous with his time.

Riviera Boulevard 15/06/2019

The professionalism and speed at which Mr Henry responded to the initial enquiry was remarkable and the advice provided was detailed and clear.