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Victoria Gelfand, attorney-at-law

Law Offices of attorney Victoria Gelfand specialize in family law cases and render services on a range of issues in this field, including topics which are considered relatively rare in Israel – for example:
-    Surrogacy procedures abroad, which require an escort and supervision by an experienced Israeli attorney in order to avoid legal problems at different stages of process;
-    Adoption cases (usually adoption within the family);
-    Complex cases of Paternity;
-    Cases related to Reproductive Technology (infertility);
-    Fertilization by sperm of a deceased (usually – a spouse/partner);
-    Mixed Couples / Family reunification
-    Legal guardianship (of a minor or of a person who lacks legal capacity; in some cases also receiving sole guardianship of a child for one of his parents);

All of these – along with more familiar and "classic" issues in the field of family law, such as contracts, wills and divorce cases.

Law Offices of attorney Victoria Gelfand suggest wide experience in preparation of agreements designed to serve the family unit:
-    Prenuptial Agreement, for couples that are about to be married or are already married;
-    Shared Life Contract, conducted for common-law spouses (that manage a common household without being formally married);
-    Shared Parenthood Agreement, that regulates bringing up a child by his parents (sometimes designed for those who are not life partners but plan on having a child together; and sometimes for parents who are a couple in life, such as same sex couples, whose parenthood is not initially recognized as mutual by law);
-    Fertility Treatments Agreement, required by Ministry of Health for partners who need insemination or IVF procedures, but are not legally married to each other;
-    Divorce Contract (or Separation Agreement), made by a couple upon the end of their joint life, if they wish to regulate all aspects of their separation by mutual agreement, to avoid legal claims for custody, alimonies and / or division of joint property and assets.

The firm's concentration and expertise in the field of family law only is designed to provide clients with the best professional service, based on experience and focused in this area.
The firm's guiding motto is to find the most appropriate solution to the given client's situation, to provide him with the shortest, easiest and most efficient resolution within the existing legal frameworks – and sometimes to even fight for him to change the existing law.


Curriculum Vitae:

LLB from the Buchman Faculty of Law in Tel Aviv University.
Legal practice since 2000.
Co-author of several legal guides in family law.

A legal commentator and expert in family law for the media (television, radio, newspapers)
In the course of her career, starting from the very first years, has won a few precedential cases – regarding maternity leave for fathers, determination of paternity before the child's birth, permission to use a sperm of a deceased spouse, precedential adoption cases, permission for fertility treatment for a married separated woman without her husband's consent, issues in the field of legal guardianship, etc.
Was first to provide legal assistance to Israeli couples and singles with respect to surrogacy procedures abroad.
In 2007, achieved recognition of surrogacy procedures carried out in India by the Israeli Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Specialization:
*Surrogacy procedures
* Marriage / Prenuptial contracts
* Shared parenthood contracts
* Paternity declaration
* Adoption
* Guardianship
* Wills
* Divorce
* Mixed marriages and family reunification (procedures in the Ministry of Interior(
* Alimonies, child custody and division of property upon breakdown of a relationship
* Legal issues of Artificial insemination / IVF

Fluent in Hebrew, Russian and English.

Contact at:
54 Hamasger st., Harley Davidson Tower
POB 51406, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL 67214

Tel.: +972-3-5259017
Fax: 1533-5259017
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