The Tzohar Prenuptial Agreement is intended to guarantee that couples remain together out of choice, love and equality and not out of a lack of mutual respect. The agreement is a signed prenuptial document that relates to a possible future situation in which, Heaven forbid, the marriage faces a crisis. The agreement contains various mechanisms aimed at annulling phenomena such as “agunot” and preventing unnecessary conflict and anger in advance.
An Agreement coming from Love
The Tzohar Prenuptial Agreement is intended to guarantee that couples remain together out of choice, love and equality. The agreement is signed before the wedding and relates to a possible future situation in which, Heaven forbid, the marriage faces a crisis.
The agreement contains various mechanisms aimed at avoiding future situations of “Get” refusal between a wife and husband and guaranteeing that, in the event of a separation, both spouses behave in a respectful manner, without the necessity of prolonged legal proceedings and unnecessarily heavy legal expenses.
Signed in Love
What do the spouses agree upon?
When necessary, the agreement will bring the spouses to negotiations, via a mechanism that creates a financial commitment: Prior to their marriage, the couple accept upon themselves the commitment of increased alimony; they agree that, Heaven forbid, should they face a crisis situation, if either of them delays the separation proceedings he/she must pay a heavy sum as monthly alimony. The commencement of these alimony payments is dependent on the termination of the process of seeking professional advice with the aim of rehabilitating the marriage and after an attempt at creating matrimonial reconciliation. Furthermore, prior to commencing alimony payments, a mutually agreed external arbitrator must confirm that indeed all the provisions of the agreement have been fully complied with.
This agreement is reciprocal – The commitments of the husband and wife are identical.
More about the Agreement
- The Tzohar Prenuptial Agreement has both legally and halachically valid.
- The agreement provides a solution to a wide range of needs of both religious and non-religious couples.
- The essence of the agreement does not deal with the division of property. The spouses can choose to include an option in this agreement on the manner of dividing property pursuant to the Property Relations between Spouses, or alternatively, they can choose to sign a separate prenuptial agreement dealing with the division of property.
- The financial commitments in this agreement can only be realized after a waiting period of at least six months.
- By signing the The Tzohar Prenuptial Agreement, the spouses have the option of maintaining a married life based on reciprocity and true partnership and of preventing distress, legal bureaucracy, or unnecessary heavy legal expenses in the future.