Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Israeli Court: Women Must Pay Child Support; Rules Existing Law Discriminates against Men

In a landmark decision, Israel's Supreme Court ruled today (July 19, 2017) that divorced women should also participate in child support payments, according to the Times of Israel website.

The dramatic ruling brings to an end the current norm, whereby fathers are solely responsible for alimony, even if their wives make more money than they do.

The ruling -- handed down by an expanded bench of seven justices -- applies in cases where the children are aged 6 to 15, and was in response to petitions lodged by two divorced fathers.

Fathers will continue to pay all child support for children below the age of 6.

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