Child Support

In Israel, at least in the case of Jewish families, the financial obligation of bringing up children is borne by the father. And after divorce each spouse is required to support his or her self without assistance from the ex-spouse.

This is why child support payments in Israel may be such a high percentage of the (usually) ex-husband’s salary and it is also the reason that there is no concept of alimony – just child support.

If parents get divorced using a divorce agreement (which is what we recommend) then the amount of child support is worked out between them either on their own or working with a mediator. If they get divorced through litigation it will be decided upon by the court based on evidence brought during the hearing of the case.

Please contact us with any questions you have about child support  or to arrange a complimentary case evaluation. 

If you’ve gotten divorced via an agreement (which we always recommend as the first choice) the payment amounts and schedule are determined by that agreement. And generally, that can’t be changed. If the child support payments were determined according to a court ruling in either the Family Court or the Rabbinic court, the general rule is the payments continue until the child is 18 and then at 1/3 of the original amount, until the child reaches 20 (for a son) and 21 (for a daughter).

See video explanation here.

When the mother of children who are receiving child support from the ex-husband remarries, this does not affect the payments that he is obligated to make to support his children.

In Israel, at least in the case of Jewish families, the financial obligation of bringing up children is borne by the father regardless of the ex-wife's marital status.

See video explanation here.