I am Jewish and have Israeli and American citizenship. I married a non –Jewish American guy in Ohio , U.S.A., his home town. We registered the marriage at the Ministry of Interior in Israel. We lived in Israel for a while but our marriage did not work and he returned to Ohio. I think he wants to end everything, too. Where can we get divorced ?By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 23 June, 2022
In Israel or in Ohio, U.S.A. The wife could start dissolution of marriage proceedings in Israel resulting in an ex-parte judgment if her husband co-operates as mutual consent is grounds for divorce under Israeli civil law. There would be no need for the husband to fly to Israel. Alternatively, divorce proceedings can initiated in Ohio under the Revised Ohio Code by a party who is resident there at least six months prior to filing i.e. the husband . There are no-fault based grounds such as living separately for a year and incompatibility, providing this is not denied by either party.
If the husband obtained the Ohio divorce first, this could be registered at the Ministry of Interior in Israel.