July 17, 2018

Non-Israeli Jewish Women Can Now Seek a Divorce in Rabbinical Courts

The Israeli government recently passed a bill that would allow foreign-born Jewish women to divorce their husbands, even when the husband refuses to grant the divorce.

The new law seeks to help Jewish women who have been refused a religious bill of divorce from their husband that keeps them from remarrying.

According to Jewish law, women cannot divorce a man unless he allows it. Now, foreign-born Jewish women will be able to petition rabbinical courts for a divorce, regardless if the man objects.

However, the new government-sponsored divorce law does not add any legal considerations to custody battles or financial agreements.

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