My wife and I are locked in legal proceedings at the family court . Beforehand she had always worked (and was always in demand as a mother-tongue English secretary). She has now given up her job and claimed maintenance for herself as well as the children. Is she entitled to act this way and suddenly have me support her ? We are both Jewish.By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 16 May, 2022
While in principle a Jewish wife is not required to work and is entitled to be supported by her husband, where she does not act in good faith she loses her right.