Category Archives: Interesting Court Decisions

Wanting Out

One of my earlier blogposts was entitled Aliya and Shaky Marriages, about the pitfalls of making aliya in the hope of saving a bad marriage. (Spoiler alert: it’s a bad idea). A recent decision by Judge Rivka Makayes of the … Continue reading

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School Daze

I’m all for being evenhanded, but sometimes it is this very evenhandedness that blinds us to what is really going on, and does not allow us, as a system, to effectively protect children from the damage being inflicted on them.  … Continue reading

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Fetal Relocation

Lawyers have been known to counsel an unmarried pregnant woman to move to the jurisdiction in which she wants to live before the baby is born, in order to avoid ongoing legal conflict with the father’s child over custody and/or … Continue reading

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Coercion Guaranteed

I posted last week on a judgement which awarded a large sum of money to a woman who had been both physically and emotionally abused by her husband. I remarked that an important element of the decision was the recognition … Continue reading

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Unprecedented

The Jerusalem District Court, hearing an appeal against a judgment of the Jerusalem Family Court (Judge Menachem HaCohen), recently ordered a defendant to pay monetary compensation to his ex-wife for physical and emotional abuse, as well as for defamation. The … Continue reading

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Motherless Child

In the olden days, a motherless child was generally a foundling, a child whose birth mother abandoned it for some or other reason. That’s not the case in a recent decision by Judge Geula Levin of the Beersheva Family Court. … Continue reading

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Stealth Pregnancy

Generally, when the court system uses the term “stealing sperm” it has to do with claims filed by men who had relations with women who told them that they could not become pregnant. When these women had children and then … Continue reading

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