Sunday, October 12, 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 Establishment Clause and equal protection challenges to enforcement of a child support order issued by an Israeli court. While the Israeli civil family court cited Jewish law tradition that makes the father responsible for his daughter's essential support, it went beyond that and applied other considerations as well is setting support.