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Where a wife files for divorce can the husband condition his agreement at the hearing on his wife agreeing to transfer the plea for child maintenance to it from the family court ?

By: דיאנה שאלתיאלPublished on: 23 June, 2022
No – this will not succeed according to a case decided in 2000 where during a divorce hearing at the rabbinical court the husband threatened to file for ‘Shlom Bayit’ if the wife did not agree to his demand to transfer the plea for child maintenance she had opened at the family court , and put it under the exclusive jurisdiction of the rabbinical court. It was held that the husband should divorce the wife immediately , without any conditions and that if he failed to appear at the divorce ceremony, or attend but refused to co-operate, restrictive orders would be made against him.

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