Below are readers' questions about 'Druze', which we have chosen to answer. More detailed information on 'Druze' can be found on our main website, Family Law in Israel.
The Druze religious court – it has exclusive jurisdiction in the matter.
The Druze religious court of appeal.
Yes – if all the parties concerned give their consent, a Druze religious court has jurisdiction parallel with that of the family court to deal with inheritance, maintenance, guardianship, legal capacity of minors, adoption of minors etc.
In a civil wedding ceremony abroad. Civil marriage does not exist in Israel.
By the process of dissolution of marriage in Israel which applies to unions between couples of different religious affiliation.
Yes, if all the sides to the dispute are Druze, and express their consent. Otherwise, it will be dealt with in the civil system (Inheritance Registrar or the family court, depending on the circumstances).
Yes, it has immediate legal force, under Druze religious law.