Lawyer in Israel

What happens if you received an inheritance and are now getting divorced?

We all live life. Most of us don't really plan on all the possible scenarios for the future. As a divorce lawyer, that means that many times I see people who say to me "Mr. Hait, if I had known that we were going to get divorced, I never would have….."

Well, let's talk about "never would have" and inheritances. The basic rule in Israel is that all of the assets that a couple amasses while married are split equally at the time of divorce. That being said, there are exceptions – but (and this is a big "BUT") only if certain actions were taken regarding those assets prior to divorce. Sometimes way prior.

Let me be clear – I encourage everybody to get a pre-nup or if they are already married to enter into a monetary agreement that is ratified by the family court or Bet Din. However, for those of us who don't here's what to look for: an inheritance does not have to be split with your divorcing spouse if it was kept totally separate from the time received until the time of divorce.

What do I mean?

Check out the video to learn more.

If you'd like to learn more about getting divorced in Israel, then take a look at my educational website at

If you have questions about getting divorced in Israel then pick up the phone and call me. I help people with their Israel based and Israel related legal family matters every day, and I can help you.

I have offices located in Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Jerusalem. My U.S. phone number is (201) 696 - 3947, and my Israel phone number is (077) 200 - 8161. My email is

My offices solve peoples' family law problems, and we can solve yours too.

You can download your free information booklet for people considering divorce and learn all about divorce and family law in Israel.

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