Can a woman who splits up with a man she has lived with get an order stopping him leaving the country and dodging pleas for a division of property and child maintenance ?By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 16 May, 2022
Yes, it is possible , depending on the particular circumstances. A few years ago the Kfar Saba family court granted an exit order against a former cohabitee of a woman who had filed him for a division of property and maintenance for their daughter. The couple had lived together for several years. The woman had presented credible evidence to the court showing that the respondent had heavy debts – and was planning to avoid them by leaving the country. The respondent had no property in Israel and had lived abroad for many years. Granting the order the court held that the woman had a good chance of getting a judgment in her favour and that the respondent’s intended departure from Israel would make it hard for the woman to enforce this. The damage she may incur by his departure would be greater than any damage he was likely to suffer because of the order, it held.