An American citizen is involved in Family Court proceedings. His passport is withheld and he is subject to a 100% lien for income earned during this time. A Legal Aid attorney is appointed on his behalf. He wins on appeal but his attorney dies before the judgment is enforced. Six years later, he has still not been appointed a replacement Attorney and the judgment is yet to be enforced.
One recent initiative of an affiliated project, the Israel Father’s Rights Advocacy Council, has called for an end to the imposition of 100% liens on father’s incomes for years at a time, aptly described by one District Court Judge Shlomo Elbaz as a “benign incarceration at the financial expense of their family and the American Embassy.”