HOW HIGH ARE THE FINANCIAL GUARANTEES SET IN ISRAEL?

The various financial guarantees set by Israeli courts to deter child abduction and encourage the return of minors after visitation abroad – following permission for a custodial parent to relocate or go on a foreign holiday with a child, or where the non-custodial parent lives outside of Israel – relate to the risk involved. Where there has been a history of child abduction, the guarantees set are generally much higher than where there has been a history of respect for court decisions on custody and visitation. Guarantees usually vary from anything from around $US 10,000 to up to even $200,000 per child.

ISRAELI CASE STUDY
In 2003 an American mother who had immigrated to Israel with her ex-husband's written consent, feared he would not return them to Israel at the end of their planned visitation in the States, following him filing for custody in his home state. The mother, who was represented by our legal practice, gained an ex-parte prevention of exit order, from Haifa Family Court, which could only be lifted upon the father putting up a $60,000 guarantee. (The final decision is due soon).
Preventing Abduction