The Supreme Court has ordered the Israeli Interior Ministry to register couples who have married online in the United States, a sensation that was reported today by almost all media. But few people know that one of the first, such an opportunity, online weddings in the United States offered its customers the famous American-Israeli lawyer Ernest Braya.
Sometimes lovers cannot marry in their country of origin. This is especially true for Israel, where the institution of marriage falls within the exclusive jurisdiction of rabbinical or other religious courts. As a result, those who cannot or do not want to marry according to religious canons are forced to register their marriage abroad. All this costs a lot of money. Not to mention the time, the accompanying problems and the nerves…
During the coronavirus pandemic, several US states immediately offered people wishing to stay in the US, as well as foreigners, to register a marriage online. With the subsequent issuance of an official marriage certificate, recognized in all countries of the world, including Israel.
After the pandemic, the possibility of contracting marriages online was canceled almost everywhere as unnecessary. But in Utah, that advantage remains.
Even today, they continue to paint online for everyone, regardless of nationality, religion, and gender. To register a marriage in Utah, all you need is a mutual will, the documents of the newlyweds, and an experienced attorney who will take care of all concerns related to the case and monitor its legality and compliance with all requirements.
From now on, these marriages should also be officially recognized in Israel.
Ernest Bray. Visit card
Lawyer, specialist in family law and international law, practicing since 2000. City of Tampa, Florida, United States. Member of the Israel Bar Association.
Today, an experienced Russian-speaking Israeli lawyer, specialist in international and family law, Ernest Braya, works in the United States. It assists in the preparation and completion of the process of registering a marriage online in the state of Utah and then verifies that the certificate issued complies with all possible requirements, including from the Israeli ministry of Internal Affairs. In other words, it will spare those who are getting married all the hassle related to the legal side of the matter, and thus save them a lot of time, effort and money,
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