Category Archives: Lawyering

Short-Changed

As readers even slightly familiar with Family Law in Israel know,  in Israel there exists a system of more or less parallel jurisdiction between religious courts (Muslim, Jewish and some Christian groups) and the Family Court. Thus, a Jewish couple … Continue reading

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Another Point of View

I asked Adv. Michal Fein, a co-member of Divorcing Peacefully, the collaborative divorce practice to which I belong and one of the architects of the new law which I criticized in my post below, to respond to the critique of … Continue reading

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Paved with Good Intentions

As in, the road to hell is paved with… I’ll open this with an apology: I am aware that there are good and idealistic people who have invested time, energy and thought into the new law forcing people in family … Continue reading

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Nice Development

Family Courts in Israel feature what are known as support or assistance units which function in conjunction with the court. Under the auspices of the Ministry of Welfare and Social Services,  they are staffed by social workers, psychologists and lawyers, … Continue reading

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Try It On My Own

Contrary to what non-lawyers might assume, some of the trickiest – and often most unpleasant – cases to handle are those in which the other party to the dispute represents themselves, without benefit of legal counsel. The term for this … Continue reading

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Groundswell

Given the failure of the Rabbinic Court system to respond effectively to the problems with the divorce process with Jews in the State of Israel in general, and specifically with the problem of recalcitrant spouses – generally husbands – the … Continue reading

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Fig Leaf

Israel has great legislation in many areas, and there are those who might even go so far as to say that we are legislatively promiscuous; whatever ails us, we think that the best solution is corrective legislation. What then happens … Continue reading

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