In the field of family law, the Firm has the requisite expertise in representing nonresidents and new immigrants, as well as in the division of property between spouses and in the economic aspects of divorce issues between spouses, including the division of real estate properties, businesses, companies, options, shares, social benefits, goodwill, and career assets. In its early years, the Firm accumulated extensive experience in accompanying real estate transactions, and since 2000, the Firm has focused on family and inheritance law issues. The Firm attaches great importance to client-focused service values and is a dedicated, reliable and committed partner at the disposal of its clients.
The Legal Team
Attorney Liane Kehat is also a notary and certified mediator. Attorney Kehat graduated from the Faculty of Law at Tel Aviv University and was called to the Israel Bar Association in 1985. Attorney Kehat is an active mediator, receiving her appointment from the Israeli Courts, and is also a member of the National Forum on Family Law and the Committee on Matters of Inheritance at the Tel Aviv District Bar Association.
Attorney Kehat keeps up to date with the most advanced academic programs in her areas of expertise, including agreed divorce proceedings, trusteeships, gifts, family and business, trends and innovations in family and inheritance law, etc. Her extensive experience helps legal teams to manage cases involving high-income spouses and to represent them efficiently vis-a-vis the Family Court, the Rabbinical Court, the District Court, and the Supreme Court.
Attorney Gilor Nahum – has nine years of experience in the field and holds an MBA degree along with extensive legal knowledge in the field of family and inheritance law issues.
Adv. Dana Meshulam – has three years of experience in the Firm’s field of activity.
Adv. Ira Mualem – was called to the Israel Bar in 2018, after completing her internship with the Office of the Ombudsman of the Israeli Judiciary.
Shelly Pavel – is a Belgian Jurist.
Mrs. Ruth Miran – has served as the Firm’s office manager for more than twenty years.
The Firm’s Areas of Expertise
• Representation of nonresidents and new immigrants in family law proceedings, involving issues of private international law, such as marriage agreements signed abroad and their enforcement in Israel.
• Division of property between spouses in the framework of divorce proceedings: division of financial assets, business assets, family companies, liquidation of real estate and family residences, social benefits, options, shares, career assets.
• Claims under the Hague Convention (Child Abduction) and immigration laws.
• Alimony: spouse support, child support, temporary support, youth support, execution office proceedings in respect of alimony.
• Divorce: divorce claims, “ketubah” claims, matters of divorce refusal, marital harmony.
• Child Custody: custody, joint custody, visiting rights, parental alienation.
• Domestic violence: protection orders, the right to live peacefully.
• Miscellaneous: paternity, “agunot,” adoption, personal status issues (residency, citizenship).
• Mediation: Attorneys Liane Kehat and Gilor Nahum also serve as mediators in the field of family law. In addition to its litigation practice, the Firm manages many mediation cases in its areas of expertise.
• Preparation of agreements: divorce agreements, prenuptial agreements, marriage agreements, cohabitation agreements, marital harmony agreements, cancellation of agreements in appropriate cases.
• Enduring power of attorney and medical power of attorney, under the Legal Capacity Law.
• Guardianship: requests to appoint a guardian for the body and property, representation of the elderly in guardianship proceedings. Attorney Liane Kehat also serves as a guardian of protected parties, by court appointment.
• Representation of nonresidents in inheritance disputes.
• Estate management.
• Wills and mutual wills, applications for inheritance orders, applications for probate orders, agreements between heirs, disputes over inheritances and wills, treatment or submission of oppositions to a will, procedures for the revocation of a will.
Family capital management
Management of family assets of nonresidents and new immigrants.
The Firm has handled and handles various real estate transactions, including the purchase and sale of buildings, residential apartments, real estate plots, business properties and asset management for nonresidents.
Extensive International Activity
The Firm aims to be a reliable and quality legal address for nonresidents and new immigrants, mainly from French and English-speaking countries. The Firm represents them in family disputes and inheritance, preparing and management inheritances and wills for HNW nonresidents, including the management and protection of their assets and properties in Israel. Under this framework, the Firm cultivates extensive relationships with leading law firms in France, England, Belgium, and Switzerland. The Firm has also opened an internet site in the field of family and inheritances law issues, in French for the benefit of French speakers in Israel, www.famille-successions.co.il.
Attorney Kehat also publishes French – language opinion articles in magazines and other media directed to French speakers, in various channels such as the Jerusalem Post, Tribune Juive, and Israel Magazine. She is also Member of the France-Israel Chamber of Commerce (“La Chambre de Commerce Israël France”), is regularly invited to express her opinions to French audiences on Radio Qualita and lectures regularly before French speakers on issues of family and inheritance law in Israel. Among the many opinion articles published by the Firm through the “Ynet and “Calcalist” internet sites are “How the French are Divorcing in Israel,” “What Happens to French People’s Inheritance in Israel.
Attorney Liane Kehat’s objective is to help new immigrants integrate into Israeli society. With this in mind, she assists the French community and volunteers in various activities on behalf of the Jewish Agency for new French-speaking immigrants in Israel.
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