It isn’t enough understanding that the divorce process in itself is often an extremely complicated legal process that causes suffering to both parties. In recent years we are witnessing more and more rulings that consider harmful acts committed by one spouse against the other as grounds for suing for damages—whether those acts were committed during the marriage or from the divorce onwards. As we shall see, even if such acts were committed in the heat of passion or due to a momentary impulse, they can result in considerable compensatory payment to the offended party, sometimes without proof of damage.
In 1973, the Financial Relationships between Spouses Law was legislated. The Law created significant changes concerning division of property between spouses in the event of a divorce or the dissolution of couple relations. So what does the Law state? Which changes did it create? How is the Law expressed in divorce proceedings? Details of the Law’s effect are described herewith. Read more
Among the pointers given to couples about to divorce, or in the midst of divorce proceedings, is one piece of advice which is actually more of an entreaty: Don’t involve the children in your divorce struggle! Although it sounds like wise and suitable advice, unfortunately there are far too many cases in which children become pawns in the parents’ divorce battle; or they become grounds for a war in which all is fair. In extreme cases we encounter instances of child abduction including moving the child from one country to another. Read more
When spouses divorce and the legal process is concluded – with a signed agreement and changed status from ‘married’ to ‘divorced’ – it would seem that the spouses’ connection has ended. But this is not the situation in many cases, mainly when children are involved in the divorce. Divorced couples with children will maintain their connection long after the divorce; one might say that their connection cannot be broken. One example of this reality consists of restrictions on emigrating to another county when the parent has children from a past spouse. In the following article we examine the legal aspects of immigration to another county involving children of divorced parents.