Below are readers' questions about 'Maintenance-Women', which we have chosen to answer. More detailed information on 'Maintenance-Women' can be found on our main website, Family Law in Israel.
Yes, you and your children would be entitled to financial support from husband if you separated. You would have to file for maintenance for yourself and the children at the family court and you can apply for temporary support. You will need to file for custody and temporary custody, too.
Not if you are justified in leaving him, according to Jewish law. Only if you leave him without justification, will you lose your right to maintenance.
You would have little chance of success if you tried - you cannot recover money you paid voluntarily to help your daughter financially, when her own husband failed to provide her maintenance.
No! Your husband has 10 days to file his response to your application for temporary maintenance. Afterwards, the court has discretion to award you temporary maintenance on the basis of the writing pleadings of both sides, without setting a hearing.
No! If you can prove adultery then according to Jewish law she will be a "rebellious" wife and will lose her right to maintenance during the marriage.
Yes!The fact that a husband files his wife for divorce does not, in itself, take away or reduce her right to maintenance from him so long as they remain married. Her right to financial support from him will only be affected,while they remain married, if he manages to prove one of the grounds recognised under Jewish law for cancelling it, or reducing it.
No! A wife is only entitled to maintenance from the time she filed for it.
Yes, under Jewish law you are entitled to financial support from your husband in these circumstances.
At the family court. Sometimes, however, her path may be blocked, and jurisdiction over the issue may lie somewhere else. For example, if her husband has already filed her for divorce at the rabbinical court, and tied the issue of her maintenance to his plea.
You can apply for maintenance from the estate, in the form of a monthly sum.