Sunday, October 05, 2014

Enforcement of Israeli Child-Support Order Does Not Violate Establishment Clause

In Jenkins v. Jenkins, (OH App., Oct. 3, 2014), an Ohio Court of Appeals rejected a father's claim that enforcement of an Israeli child-support order would violate his rights because its terms were based on his Jewish religion and his gender. The court noted that the order was issued by an Israeli civil family court, not a religious court.  It went on to conclude that while the family court in Israel cited the Jewish-law tradition that the father is responsible for his daughter’s essential support, the Israeli court went on to consider other factors as well.