Knowledge Base

Cohabitation

Home / If two Jews have a child without getting married who has to support the child financially ?

If two Jews have a child without getting married who has to support the child financially ?

By: דיאנה שאלתיאלPublished on: 27 June, 2022

If both parents are Jewish even though they are not married the financial burden of supporting their minor children falls solely on the father until they reach the age of 15. From the ages of 15-18 it is shared between both parents, depending on their relative incomes. This obligation derives from the obligation under Jewish law which is incorporated into civil legislation , The Family Law Amendment (Maintenance) Act of 1959.


* We hope you find our website useful and easy to use. Please note, however, that the information provided on it is not a substitute for personal legal counselling which is available upon payment.

Skip to content