גירושין

Divorce

An assortment of tips for the divorcing parties from attorney Avivit Moskovich, expert in family law and divorce proceedings.

אלימות במשפחה

Violence in the family

Family violence consists of psychological and/or physical and/or sexual abuse and of one family member towards another…

חטיפת ילדים

Raising a child out of wedlock

Alimony is determined according to the parents’ income.  It is important to bear in mind that this is an area subject to change according to changing circumstances over time

גניבת זרע

Sperm theft

Sperm theft is not defined clearly and unequivocally in terms of the law.  However we can attribute it to the subjective feelings of a man whose sperm has impregnated a woman against his will.

חלוקת רכוש

Division of property

The Property Relations between Spouses Law states that for couples that have married from Jan. 1, 1974 and onward, all property accumulated beginning from the day of their marriage up until the date of their split shall belong to both sides in equal portions.  Naturally this is assuming the sides have not signed a property relations agreement while still married that stipulates otherwise.

Matrimonial conciliation agreement as an alternative to divorce

There are cases in which the couple’s relations have bogged down, yet hope remains that they can restore the relationship, with the attitude of ‘as long as the candle’s still burning, there’s a chance to add to the fire.’  It is precisely such cases that a matrimonial conciliation agreement is meant to address, as an alternative to divorce.

הסכם ממון

Financial agreement

Due to the frequency of divorces and civil marriages, formulating a financial agreement has become a highly conventional procedure among couples prior to the wedding.  We view the drafting of such an agreement as an integral stage of wedding preparations, particularly if there is a large financial disparity between the sides…but not only.

הסכם גירושין

Divorce agreement

The modern age is characterized by a growing percentage of divorcing couples worldwide.  Data in Israel attests to the fact that one in every three couples eventually divorce.

Child custody

According to the Legal Capacity and Guardianship Law (1962–5722), the parents are not the children’s legal guardians.  When a case involves parents who are married to each other, or a couple living together, the children’s custody is generally with both parents.

Child support payments

Unfortunately, it so happens that divorce proceedings often involve children.  Even after the dissolution of the basic family unit, child support remains an issue.  The burden of such payments are on the father and it is he who must provide them—based on his earnings, property, and assets, and the needs of the children.

מזונות אישה

Women’s alimony

When a case involves a Jewish couple that has been married according to Jewish law and halachic law, the husband owes alimony payments to the wife, for “…she rises with him but does not fall”.  In other words the woman is entitled to the standard of living she was accustomed to during the marriage.

ידועים בציבור

Common law couples

Common law couples are those who have jointly maintained a family framework but are not married to each other.  This makes the legal aspects relating to them complex.   

צוואות וירושות

Wills and inheritances

It is difficult for us to accept, but it’s unavoidable.  At some time in our lives we will be forced to bid farewell to someone who is extremely close to us.

חטיפת ילדים

Child abduction

In May 1991 Israel enacted a law that implements the Hague Abduction Convention pertaining to children and incorporates it in the Israeli legal system.  The law is composed of a declarative section and an applied section that presents specific directives for the law’s actualization.

שלום בית

Domestic peace and matrimonial reconciliation

The aim of all married couples is to live in domestic peace.  Achieving harmony in the relationship without friction or disputes demands that the spouses be motivated and work on themselves.  Domestic peace is vital for the home’s proper functioning and for maintaining a pleasant, conflict-free atmosphere.

נישואין אזרחיים

Civil marriages

In contrast with regular marriages, whose formal status is awarded by a representative of a religious institution (in Israel, by a rabbi), the formal status of a couple married in a civil ceremony is granted by a civil authority.

ילדים חטופים

The Hague Convention: returning abducted children

The Hague Convention, to which Israel is a signatory, was meant to arrange the swift handling of a child’s abduction to another country.  We now proceed to examine this topic:  When is a case considered abduction and when is it a legal act?  What can be done in such a case?  How does the Convention work in practice?  We will focus on the Hague Convention (or its official title: “The Hague Convention Law (Return of Abducted Children) 1991”) and applicable cases.

חוק יחסי ממון

Financial Relationships between Spouses Law

Financial Relationships between Spouses Law, 5733-1973
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.

Family attorney

A family attorney—an expert in divorce agreements, alimony, wills, financial agreements, family violence, child abduction, matrimonial reconciliation and more—can supply clients with professional information on all family-related matters that may be judged in a court.