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residence after divorce

The decision where to live and raise a family has become crucial for couples after marriage, but even more so in a situation where the couple is facing divorce.


Today, when the prevailing concept in Israel is equal parenting rights, the dispute of the children's place of residence and the location of their educational institutions during divorce procedures becomes central.

In the past, the mother was usually the one who took care of the children, therefore the children's place of residence was usually determined by the mother's place of residence. However, today, more and more fathers are involved in raising their children, and therefore the question of where the children will live after the divorce has become more complex.



There are a number of factors the court will take under consideration when deciding where the children will live after the divorce:

The children's best interests: This is the most important factor to consider. Factors such as: their age, their relationship with each parent, their school needs, and their social and emotional needs.

The parents' wishes: The court will also consider the wishes of the parents. However, the parents' wishes will not always be determinative.


More factors such as the distance between the parents' homes, the availability of childcare, and the cost of living.

The decision of where the children will live after the divorce is a difficult one. There is no easy answer, and the best decision will vary from family to family. If you are facing a divorce, it is important to consult with an attorney to discuss your options and to get help making the best decision for your children.


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