Although Israel may be a modern state, when it comes to Family law there are two legal systems - the secular Family court and the religious Rabbinic court. They both compete with, and complement each other and can lead to some very unexpected results.
If you or your friends or family need help navigating the Israeli family law system with pre or post nuptial agreements, divorce, wills and estates, probate issues or any family law challenge, call Hait Family Law first! Jay Hait and his team have the years of experience and knowledge to navigate both the Rabbinic and Family courts on your behalf and they will guide you patiently and compassionately through the myriad of laws and directives to get the best possible outcome. Let Hait Family Law help you plan a better future for yourself and your family.
Our main office is in Tel Aviv, with satellite offices in Jerusalem, Haifa, and Ra’anana as well as meeting spaces in most Anglo areas in Israel.
If you are considering divorce, don't do anything until you have downloaded and read one of our FREE full length books about the divorce process in Israel.
I am an Orthodox rabbi and a certified TEAM-CBT therapist- [http://www.tailormade-torah.com/]. I had contacted Jay Hait's firm in writing, asking a few questions in order to help me assist a counseling client of mine. I was hoping, but not assuming, that I would get a terse written response in an email. I was quite surprised when I received a message from Mr. Hait's office manager informing me that Jay would like to speak to me personally to address my questions. We set up the time and Jay called me precisely at the set hour. Jay spent a good half hour with me explaining the issues in general, as well as my counseling client's specific concerns. It is clear that Jay is a master of the field of Family Law in Israel and feels a strong sense of mission to help out those stuck in dysfunctional marriages. Jay was extraordinarily generous with his time and advice. The fact that Jay is a native English speaker is undoubtedly an important additional quality that can help make what can be a distressing and confusing process much less traumatic than it otherwise might be. I would heartily recommend the services of Mr. Jay Hait without any reservation whatsoever. With appreciation and gratitude, Rabbi Dr. Joel Zeff
I cannot recommend Jay Hait enough for any Family Law needs. During a very difficult time, not only did he show professional deep knowledge about international family law, he clearly communicated his wisdom with compassion, kindness and care. I know that for any legal needs I may have, Jay Hait will be my first call. Thanks again Jay for all your help.
Jay worked tirelessly on a complex international case involving 2 court systems and an extremely harrowing and tough circumstance. He could not have done any better and he was definitely excellent legal counsel. Highly recommend.
I came to Jay in a panic hoping that he could help me resolve an urgent matter. Jay was vacationing but responded to me right away and set up a phone consultation for the following morning. My anxiety vanished during our conversation- Jay's tremendous knowledge base coupled with his calm and patient demeanor left me feeling reassured, better informed, and provided me with the tools necessary to transition into the next step of my legal process. You will not be disappointed if you choose Jay as your legal counsel- he is both a professional and a mensch!
I had very good experience with this company. Advices was good and realistic. I highly recommending this company.
Jay is truly a saint. His free downloadable book was filled with valuable information that helped educate me on the Israeli legal system and understand the divorce process, in my own language. I cannot say enough how much I needed this help as I am here with no family to turn to. In conversation with Jay, it is clear how knowledgeable he is on cases like mine. I am still early on in the process of my divorce, but if we cannot come to an agreement, and I need to hire a lawyer, I will definitely choose Jay Hait to represent me. I am so appreciative for Jay and all of his work.
Jay is a great lawyer and an outstanding advocate for his clients. I felt confident in his hands during a very trying and difficult situation. He provided not only critical legal advice but sage advice that comes from years of experience and successful resolutions dealing with all kinds of people. His patience and persistence helped avoid conflict and digression during a long tumultuous process. With Jay and his staff, we stayed focus and achieved a fair and amicable resolution.
Via FB: Jay is an incredible lawyer who took the time to provide guidance and clarity during this very overwhelming and confusing time in my life. As an Anglo woman living in Israel, navigating through the legal system and all the Hebrew has been difficult to say the least, but I feel confident now that I have met Jay .
Via FB: Jay was extremely helpful and supportive through the whole difficult and trying time. Even before I hired him as my lawyer he made himself available for phone conversations and gave me helpful counsel. His support staff, Yafit, was also very professional and supportive. I was very thankful for their help and would recommend them to anyone looking for a family lawyer.
I had a phone consultation with Jay who offered great advice and direction in moving forward with a complicated situation. He was very caring and straight forward and was able to walk me through the next steps. I got off the phone confident in knowing what to do next and felt I had someone I could turn to again if the case gets more complicated. Thanks Jay!
I had initial, 30-minute introductory call with Jay Hait regarding family law. The case is quite complicated and involve US law in two states and the Israeli law. I was more than impressed by a deep knowledge and a clear presentation. Going to contract Jay and recommend his services to others
I suggest reading Jay's book as a first step if you are involved in a divorce. From there you will get a sense of the man (as well as the rabbit hole you are about to go down) -- strongly emotionally intelligent, professionally knowledgeable with a view of both the forest and the trees, and a mensch.
I would like to thank Jay very, very much for all his time. It is rare to get such detailed, accurate and straightforward advice as he gives. With Jay in the picture, I knew what to expect at each stage of the proceedings, he made me aware of the advantages and disadvantages of each option that came up along the way and he let me sleep easily at night knowing the overall plan and goals for as smooth a transition as possible for the children. He's already been incredibly helpful to the people I have recommended to him and I will continue telling anyone in need of legal assistance to be sure to see him.
There is an old joke about finding a lawyer with a heart. Jay Hait is that rare exception. He is helping me with a difficult legal challenge. It's Jay's combination of legal skill and human understanding that makes him so valuable. I've been around the law my whole life, My Uncle was the President of the State Bar Association. He would approve of my choice of attorneys. When you have a legal problem, Contact Jay Hait. he's responsive, professional and in short, a mensch. Hire him. You'll be glad you did. I certainly am.
I was in a difficult legal place, and Jay came to my rescue. He spent countless hours working to get it resolved. He's a professional and a mentch.