Do I have to wait until after my divorce comes through to divide up assets?


Not necessarily. Assets registered in joint names can be divided up before the divorce itself is completed. Until recently,however, under Israeli law, couples who married after 1.1.74, as opposed to those marrying before that time, had to wait until they divorced before assets registered in only one of their names only, could be divided, unless both of them agreed. However, since a November 2008 amendment to the 1973 Spouses' Property Relations' Act, even assets registered in one party's name,where the marriage took place after 1.1.74, can be divided up before the actual divorce - subject to certain conditions.

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