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Understanding the Divorce Process


The article explains the divorce process, covering the key steps involved in filing for divorce and the possibility of reaching an agreement. It also includes interesting facts about divorce rates in different religious communities in Israel.

  • Filing Complaints:
  • Hire an attorney and develop a legal strategy.
  • Prepare complaints (known as “Kitvei Tvia” in Hebrew) with basic information about the couple, marriage details, and desired outcomes.
  • Sign affidavits affirming the truth of the statements in the complaint and grant power of attorney to the lawyer for divorce cases in Israel.
  • File the complaints in the appropriate Family and/or Rabbinic courts.
  • Serving Papers and Response:
  • The court serves the papers on the husband or uses a private process server.
  • Once the husband is served, the divorce litigation officially begins.
  • The husband has 30 to 45 days to respond to the complaints.
  • Counter suits and motions may be filed by the husband, but it’s important not to be overly concerned about them.
  • Court Proceedings:
  • Preliminary conferences take place to address preliminary requests, encourage agreement on some issues, and set timelines.
  • Evidentiary hearings are scheduled, where cross-examination and presentation of evidence occur.
  • Oral or written summations may follow the evidentiary hearings.
  • Finally, the court issues a written judgment.
  • Reaching an Agreement:
  • Most cases (over 90%) are resolved before reaching the stage of a written judgment.
  • Parties often come to an agreement through negotiation or alternative dispute resolution methods.

Additional Information:

  • Divorce rates vary among different religious communities in Israel.
  • Orthodox Jews in Israel often divorce due to marrying at a young age, becoming parents at a young age, or discovering hidden information before marriage.

This simplified article provides an overview of the divorce process, highlighting the steps involved in filing complaints, serving papers, court proceedings, and the possibility of reaching an agreement. It also mentions interesting facts about divorce rates among different religious communities in Israel.

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