Can a court in Israel give a judgment declaring a “mixed marriage” couple divorced – if they both consent – without them having to attend a hearing ?By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 09 May, 2022
Yes, this is possible, in certain circumstances . The Haifa Family Court gave a divorce judgment without either the husband , who was Jewish, or the wife, who was non-Jewish, being present. Both parties , who had married in a civil ceremony in Cyprus, wished to divorce and had given irreversible powers of attorney to a lawyer concerning the matter. The court had already authorized a divorce agreement between the couple, who had one child, in their presence.