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Attorney Avivit Moskovich explains changes in the area of child custody
Schnitt Commission and child support payments
It is important to emphasize that the Schnitt Commission did not deal with issues of child support payments. Nowadays in Israel child support is determined based on personal law applicable to the sides (for example between Jewish couples according to Jewish law). The obligation for child support payments is imposed totally on the father and is unconnected to the extent of child custody and visitation arrangements. The Schnitt Commission referred to a single aspect of child support in its recommendations. The Commission recommended that in the event of a joint custody ruling, payments of apartmental (housing) expenses imposed on the father in the framework of alimony payments shall be reduced by 25%.
Parties opposed to the Commission’s recommendations
Those opposed to the recommendations claim that in most cases, accepting the Commission’s recommendations would make matters extremely dismal for women in divorce proceedings and give men power to extract various concessions in dividing up property and money.
In other words, more and more fathers would adopt the approach of filing for custody for illegitimate reasons—in order to the attack the woman, in order to reduce alimony payments, in order to attack the ‘Achilles heel’ of most women, and lead the woman to make painful and excessive concessions in property matters.
We can say unequivocally that there exist variations of cases such as these and that each specific case must be judged according to its specific circumstances. There are cases in which the father sincerely wishes to raise the children. It will typically be the father who will ask to continue what has begun, i.e., being a full partner in raising the children, as he was before the crisis. In such a case it is indeed desirable to examine the parenting capacity of the parents for the good of the minor child; however there are also cases in which the father chooses to file for child custody, but he does so in order to hurt the woman or lead her to make concessions in the division of property. Therefore it is essential to examine each case according to its circumstances and constantly focus on the welfare of the minor—including in a divorce case…
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