My wife and have separated and our children, who are at primary school, spend more or less equal time with both of us. We are all Jewish. If we formalize this as joint custody, how is child support dealt with?

A groundbreaking ruling was given in July 2017 in Israel dealing with child support for 6-15 year olds in cases of joint physical custody, where the parties are Jewish. An enlarged panel of 7 Supreme Court judges held that the obligation to provide for the basic needs of children between those ages under a more liberal interpretation of Jewish law, and in today’s reality, is a shared parental burden, where physical custody is joint and a function of relative parental income, and earning ability . Previously it was the father’s sole responsibility between these ages.