Lawsuits between family members

The Family Court Act states that any dispute between relatives will be resolved in the Family Court.

This means that even when it comes to a civil lawsuit, such as a financial claim, libel suit, or a lawsuit under the Privacy Protection Act, the lawsuit will be heard by the Family Court under the rules and the unique court proceedings of the Israeli  Family Court .

In order to file a claim to the Israeli, it needs to be filed between family members, regardless of the subject of the dispute or the amount claimed.

Here are the relations that are considered “family” under section 1 of the law:

(A) His spouse, including the common-law spouse, his ex-spouse, his spouse whose marriage with him expired, provided that the subject of the action derives from the relationship that existed between them at the time that they were spouses;

(B) His child, including the child of his spouse;

(C) His parents, the parents of his spouse or their spouses;

(D) His grandson;

(E) His parents’ parents;

(F) His brothers and sisters, his or his spouse;

The proceedings in the Family Court are confidential, and the procedures differ significantly from “ordinary” civil suites, so it is necessary to consult a lawyer who frequently appears in the courtrooms of family courts in Israel and is accustomed to managing legal procedures in which the emotional conflict is high.


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