Amendment to the Rabbinical Courts Law (Upholding Rulings on Divorce) – Restrictions on those who refuse to grant a divorce, 5755-1995

In 1995, the ‘Law for the Enforcement of Judgments’ was enacted, also known as the ‘Sanctions Law’. This law allows the Rabbinical Court to impose restraining orders on those who refuse a divorce in cases where the ruling is not complied with.

Some of the sanctions that can be imposed on the refuser by virtue of the law are: an order forbidding leaving the country, foreclosure of a bank account, revocation of a driver’s license and even imprisonment.

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