Divorce is a difficult time for both parties. A spouse may feel betrayed by the other, or the differences between the couple simply cannot be bridged. The divorce proceedings can be emotionally and financially exhausting, especially for those who have children or significant assets at stake. However, despite the difficulties, it is possible to end the procedure without unnecessary war, both for the parties and for their children. This can be achieved with the help of an experienced lawyer who knows how to navigate the rabbinical and family courts on behalf of his client.
The case of Rachel Avraham is one such example. She left her husband, home and assets in Yavne, and moved with her six daughters and son, ages 14 to half a year, into her parents’ house in Binyamina. Avraham alleged that her husband, who is religious, got angry at her for small things and accused her of deliberately giving birth to girls, in order to “punish him.” He also refused to reopen the property settlement.
This was the beginning of a long journey for Avraham, who was determined to get her divorce. In a unique collaboration between Haifa University Faculty of Law and Itach-Maaki Women Lawyers for Social Justice, a legal clinic was established to help her fight the case in the rabbinical court. The program aims to expose law students to marginalized Israeli women’s struggles and strengths, while challenging the existing power structure in the legal world. עורך דין גירושין בחיפה