Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Canadian Court Rejects Claim For Damages For Breach of Ketubah

In Zalik v. Zalik, (BC Sup. Ct., Dec. 31, 2014), a British Columbia (Canada) trial court rejected a claim brought by a husband in a divorce proceeding seeking damages from his wife for her breach of their Ketubah (Jewish marriage contract).  The breach cited by the husband was a failure to maintain a lifetime marriage.  The court held that if the Ketubah contains a religious obligation to maintain a lifetime marriage, that obligation is inconsistent with the parties legal rights under Canada's Divorce Act. Metro News reports on the decision.