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Home / A few years ago my husband and I decided to buy an apartment together with his father by combining our rights. We did so by my husband and I taking a few loans and his father a smaller loan. The apartment was registered in our names at the Land Registry, without any mention of our respective shares. I am considering divorce now and want to know what my share in the apartment is.

A few years ago my husband and I decided to buy an apartment together with his father by combining our rights. We did so by my husband and I taking a few loans and his father a smaller loan. The apartment was registered in our names at the Land Registry, without any mention of our respective shares. I am considering divorce now and want to know what my share in the apartment is.

By: דיאנה שאלתיאלPublished on: 12 May, 2022
Where a property is registered at the Lands Registry in a number of names without the share of each being specified, then there is an assumption under the 1969 Land Law that the shares of the partners are equal. However, the act also states that when such a property is divided it will be done so either by the partners’ agreement or by a court order. Accordingly, if the partners can agree on the size of their respective shares then this will determine the outcome but if they cannot then the only option is for the submission of a plea to divide the partnership so that the court will decide on the matter.

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