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Divorce - Jewish Couples - Divorce Process

 This section deals with divorce for Jews, according to Israeli law – irrespective of what kind of ceremony they married in, and where in the world.

When the word "divorce" is used in its purest sense it is confined to ending the marriage, though under Israeli law the possibility exists for Jews of also dealing with associated issues of child custody, maintenance and property – at the rabbinical court ,too, as part of the divorce proceedings, in certain circumstances. Parallel jurisdiction exists between the family (civil )court and the rabbinical ( religious) court regarding these issues . Often a 'jurisdictional race' to see which court will deal with the matter/s. Where the family have been living abroad jurisdiction over some or all of these other matters may lie overseas.