If a husband/father gives up his rights in the marital home and its contents, will this influence the amount of child maintenance he pays where all the family are Jewish?By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 13 May, 2022
Yes! The accommodation element is a central element in child maintenance that a Jewish father is obliged to pay his Jewish children, under Jewish law. When a husband/father gives up his rights in the family home, and its contents, he is actually giving a roof over his head to his offspring and is fulfilling his maintenance obligation to them directly. This will clearly reduce the amount of maintenance he will be obliged to pay them every month.