Consensual solution for family feuds

New regulations will require four meetings between the two disputing parties, free of charge and without the presence of lawyers.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Ayelet Shaked
Ayelet Shaked
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Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Likud) is working to introduce new regulations that would require a compliance procedure to settle disputes for family feuds that come to a judicial court hearing.

The goal is for parties to engage in dialogue and to try to resolve disputes without litigation and judicial intervention.

The procedure will aid the various social workers who operate at different courts that deal with family disputes and which have not filed indictments relating to the conflict, out of a desire to explore the possibility of consensually resolving the dispute.

It would consist of four meetings the parties, free of charge, in the absence of their lawyers. Thus, to maintain the therapeutic nature of the sessions.

Social workers will explain to the parties how to manage this process and at the end of the meetings, the parties will notify the social workers whether they want to continue the process of alternative dispute resolution.

"The regulations seek to serve as an effective alternative to litigation in court for delicate and complex family feuds. In many cases, an agreement can be reached and courts can be avoided, which will benefit the citizens and make it easier for the system to encourage compromise by all the parties involved,” said Minister Shaked.

“It should be remembered that a dispute between parents causes damage to children, and it is our duty to protect them. I thank MKs Shuli Mualem (Jewish Home) and Merav Michaeli (Zionist Union) to led the initiative.”




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