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Court cancels child support due to parental alienation

'The father is nothing more than a source of money in the eyes of the mother and children,' Tel Aviv judge notes.

Court cancels child support due to parental alienation

In rare decision, rabbinical court rules a man is married - but wife is considered single

Jerusalem rabbinic court declares man who revoked divorce document is still considered married - but his wife is considered to be divorced.

Wife is divorced - husband is still married

Agunot: The stories behind the statistics

The stories of some of the women helped by Yad La'Isha, which aids women attempting to obtain a get. For International Agunah Day..

Agunot: The stories behind the statistics

New law to sanction divorce refusers

Ministerial Committee for Legislation approves bill to increase sanctions on divorce refusers.

New law to sanction divorce refusers

Study: Divorced men at risk for early death

New research finds men who live alone for over seven years at increased risk of severe illness, early death.

Study: Divorced men at risk for early death

After 7 years on the run, get-refuser finally gives wife divorce

Following years on the run, recalcitrant husband arrested in Tel Aviv and jailed for months finally caves and gives wife divorce papers.

After 7 years on the run, get-refuser finally gives wife divorce

Convicted of rape, recalcitrant husband finally grants wife divorce

After being convicted of rape and sentenced to 15 years in prison, recalcitrant husband had refused to grant wife a divorce.

Convicted rapist husband finally grants wife divorce - from jail

The Divorce Crisis

Divorce is a tragedy for all-most of all the children of divorce. It is most unhealthy for the children but all suffer. Opinion.

The Divorce Crisis

Who keeps the children?

Ask the Rabbi: Custody in halakha, the duality of Jewish life and other topics.

Who keeps the children?

Man married to divorcee discovers he's a kohen - what next?

The shocking discovery and the creative solution.

Man married to divorcee discovers he's a kohen - what next?

Arrest on the streets of Tel Aviv ends 7-year manhunt for get-refuser

Seven years after Ronen Vital was last seen leaving a hearing after refusing to divorce his wife, he is arrested by police in Tel Aviv.

Arrest in Tel Aviv ends 7-year manhunt for get-refuser

File for divorce - to receive a daycare subsidy? A haredi rabbi's surprising response

Rabbi Zilberstein is asked if couples may file for divorce in order to continue receiving daycare subsidy - and his response is surprising.

File for divorce - to receive a daycare subsidy?

Bezalel Smotrich: 'Insane' that divorced fathers shouldn't have anything to eat

'Discrimination against divorced dads one of the worst crimes today in Israel, percentage of suicides is disproportionate,' Smotrich says.

'Insane' that divorced fathers shouldn't have anything to eat

The connection between divorce and violence

New study shows rise in domestic violence among Arab sector, increased instability as women's status changes.

The connection between divorce and violence

After 16 years, 'chained' woman finally gets divorce

16-year struggle for Jewish woman denied a 'Get' finally comes to an end in precedent-setting international court battle.

After 16 years, 'chained' woman finally gets divorce

Judges to report false accusations in divorce cases to police

Amir Ohana, Public Security Minister, orders investigation of false allegations filed in cases of divorce or separation.

Judges to report false accusations in divorce cases to police

7 Most Common Mistakes When Preparing for a Divorce

Divorce is a complicated process requiring a serious approach and investment of financial and intellectual resources.

7 Most Common Mistakes When Preparing for a Divorce

Woman brutally beaten by husband: 'Fresh lease on life'

Shira Isakov of Mizpe Ramon, who survived a murder attempt by her husband, released from the hospital: 'Optimistic and stronger than ever.'

Woman brutally beaten by husband: 'Fresh lease on life'

With get in hand woman freed to undergo fertility treatment

After struggling for years to secure a divorce from her husband, cancer survivor finally free to undergo fertility treatment.

With get in hand woman freed to undergo fertility treatment

Debunking a feminist propaganda article

In discussions of Jewish divorce, fairness and balance in Jewish men's rights is practically non-existent in much of Jewish media. Opinion

Debunking a feminist propaganda article

Divorce &Children. Go Your Halfway to Meeting the Child's Interests.

Nowadays, among spouses who have children, civilized separation is becoming an increasingly common concept.

Divorce & Children. Go Halfway to Meeting the Child's Interests.

Which Israeli city has the highest divorce rate?

New government release shows statistics on marriage, divorce, home ownership, and more.

Which Israeli city has the highest divorce rate?

Mexico cancels Tender Years Clause

Israel remains one of the last countries in the world to determine custody arrangements based on gender instead of parenting ability.

Mexico cancels Tender Years Clause

Ilhan Omar files for divorce

Minnesota congresswoman files for divorce amid allegations of an affair from husband she divorced once before.

Ilhan Omar files for divorce

Kenyan woman who may have murdered Jewish husband is arrested

Kenyan wife of Dutch-Jewish safari tycoon arrested over his disappearance.

Kenyan woman who may have murdered Jewish husband is arrested

Divorcée gives birth 9 months after divorce

In 11-page ruling, special rabbinical panel of Be'er Sheva court says there is no concern about the existence of "mamzer" status.

Divorcée gives birth 9 months after divorce

Is cheating wife entitled to half of her husband's home?

Supreme Court grants additional hearing after women's groups protest ruling denying unfaithful wife half of husband's previously-owned home.

Is cheating wife entitled to half of her husband's home?

A third of young adults live with their parents

New survey shows 32% of young adults live with their parents, 79% of them are employed. Also: Most divorces happen after 10 or more years.

A third of young adults live with their parents

'Today there's no patience. If it doesn't work they divorce'

Slabodka Yeshiva dean says rising divorce rates may be partly due to women working, men helping at home.

'Today there's no patience. If it doesn't work they divorce'

Woman divorces after husband forgot to buy hamburger

Abu Dhabi woman files for divorce after husband forgets to pick up hamburger she ordered from fast food joint.

Woman divorces after husband forgot to buy hamburger

Woman attempts suicide, court overturns divorce agreement

Great Rabbinical Court overturns divorce agreement ok'd by regional court on grounds woman was of unsound mind when signing first agreement.

Woman attempts suicide, court overturns divorce agreement

Recalcitrant husband finally grants wife a divorce

Man sanctioned by rabbinical court for refusing to give wife a Get for 2 years finally divorces her.

Recalcitrant husband finally grants wife a divorce

'Suddenly when they divorce, Dad isn't good enough'

MK Shasha-Biton stresses importance of looking at what's best for the child in cases of divorce.

'Suddenly when they divorce, Dad isn't good enough'

'Serial divorcee' asks religious court to 'erase' prior marriage

Woman who was married - and divorced - twice before asks rabbinic court to erase her record of previous marriages.

'Serial divorcee' asks religious court to 'erase' prior marriage

Israeli divorce rate drops

According to new data, fewer couples divorced in 2017. Haredi Beitar Illit divorce rate jumps 61%.

Israeli divorce rate drops

In rare ruling, court permits Israeli man to take a second wife

Haifa religious court permits man who was denied a divorce by his estranged wife to marry again - while legally still married.

In rare ruling, court permits Israeli man to take a second wife

Children of divorce are crying out for help

Israel's teenagers fear their fathers will be taken away from them if their parents divorce.

Children of divorce are crying out for helpplayer

Son of hasidic rebbe gets divorced and engaged - on the same day

Hasidim shocked as son of sect leader announces engagement hours after divorcing first wife.

Son of hasidic rebbe gets divorced and engaged - on the same day

Apparent murder-suicide of Israelis in Texas

Authorities find father and daughter dead in Texas home.

Apparent murder-suicide of Israelis in Texas

Serial divorcer breaks new record

Wife refuses to accept divorce, relents only after husband offers $3,400.

Serial divorcer breaks new record