My son is a computer wizard and was accepted on a special army programme whereby he ‘enlists’, it finances his university studies and he signs to serve in the army afterwards. My wife and I divorced several years ago and a court judgment obliged me to pay him maintenance till he reached 18, or finished high school or was conscripted into the army, whichever was later. Will I have to pay him maintenance during his university studies?By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 16 May, 2022
The answer depends on the exact terms of this programme and the date of his formal conscription in relation to his university studies. The judgment gave three options for the continuation of the maintenance obligation, one being conscription into the army, and stated that maintenance would be paid according to the latest of the three options. According to this programme the prospective student is ‘conscripted’ into the army shortly before he starts his studies. In this case he will already be conscripted when he starts to study and accordingly the father will not be obliged to pay maintenance during his university studies.