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Parental alienation and damages claim in Family Court

Lately our office won in a proceeding where we represented a woman that was sued by her ex-husband. In this special case, the ex-husband claimed that the ex-wife caused him not to be in touch with his children. The uniqueness of this case was that he was suing within a damage claim for a huge sum. This suit was being conducted like a damage claim, while the divorced man, the plaintiff, claims that the cost of his damages is more than a million shekels. In this complex case, we proved using know-how that was obtained by the office in the field of family and torts laws (more than 50 years of experience), that actually our client had interest in the existence or relations between the father and his children. We claimed that even if trust and relations no longer exist, indeed the plaintiff’s evasion from being in touch caused a burden on our client’s shoulders so to stop her from moving up in her work, starting a new relationship, and in fact the difficulty of raising children all by herself rested on her. The claim that his handling and avoiding a proper contact with his children, or in general, are applicable to the legal concept of “contributory fault”, as such that by his own actions, the plaintiff brought on himself the distancing of his children and in a way that the stated contributory fault reached 100% of the damage claimed by the plaintiff, was also accepted. Another claim that was approved that has its roots in the law of torts, was that there wasn’t any proof of any relation between my client’s acts and the distancing of the plaintiff from his children, and as a result of this, there is no proof of any relation between the damage claimed (the huge amount) and the actions claimed. At the end of the hearing, the case against the woman we represented was dismissed.

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Parental alienation and damages claim in Family Court

Ronen Tzvi Simon, Attorney at Law