Marriage and Divorce
Divorce Between Jews
My husband filed for divorce at the rabbinical court and included my maintenance. The rabbinical court has now rejected his plea. He still won’t support me financially. What are my legal options for getting him to do so ?Marriage and Divorce •Divorce Between Jews
In general, once a rabbinical court rejects a husband’s divorce plea to which a wife’s maintenance has been bound , it loses jurisdiction over the issue of the wife’s maintenance, the Supreme Court held in the eighties. The wife is then free to decide whether to file for her maintenance at the rabbinical court or in the civil system, where jurisdiction nowadays lies with the family court.
My husband turned to drink after his business started running into financial difficulty. He is now an alcoholic, though he won’t admit it and will not go for treatment. He has ceased to function in many respects . He cannot support me and the children financially. We no longer have any sex life as he cannot function sexually under the influence of alcohol. Can I divorce him because of his addiction to alcohol ? We are both Jewish.Marriage and Divorce •Divorce Between Jews
We have never been well off as a married couple, always having to scrimp and save. My husband is in regular employment on an average salary. Since the start of the recession , however, he seems to have become depressed and out of hopelessness has started spending more and more money every week on lottery tickets and football pools.This gambling mania is getting out of hand . Does Jewish law allow a wife to divorce her husband because of his addiction to gambling ?Marriage and Divorce •Divorce Between Jews
I only got married to my husband a few months ago. Am I entitled to file for divorce even if he does not agree to divorce ?Marriage and Divorce •Divorce Between Jews
My husband wants to leave Israel. I don’t. Do I have grounds for divorce under Jewish law because he wants to leave Israel ? I have nothing else against him.Marriage and Divorce •Divorce Between Jews
Can a woman divorce her husband who is emotionally disturbed ?Marriage and Divorce •Divorce Between Jews
Is Schizophrenia a ground for divorce under Jewish law ?Marriage and Divorce •Divorce Between Jews
Must someone who wishes to marry but who has in the past been committed to a mental institution declare this to his/her potential spouse beforehand, under Jewish law ?Marriage and Divorce •Divorce Between Jews
Yes. Under Jewish law someone about to marry has a duty to disclose his/her full mental/emotional history before marriage.
My husband has been in a mental hospital for years and “lost his mind” completely. He has no hope of recovery and will be there until he dies. We are both Jewish. Can I get a divorce, or marry someone else ?Marriage and Divorce •Divorce Between Jews
My husband is addicted to hard drugs and takes them in front of the children. I told him I want a divorce. He refuses to discuss the subject, saying he loves me, wants to keep our marriage and will ‘get better’. Can the rabbinical court force him to give me a divorce ?Marriage and Divorce •Divorce Between Jews
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