In religious families where the bride’s parents buy the family home and register it in the bride’s name will the groom have any right in it if the marriage breaks down ?By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 10 May, 2022
The general rule is that where couples marry after 1974 the principles of the Spouses’ Property Relations’ Act of 1973 apply. According to the act property acquired by one side before the marriage remains theirs solely and is not joint. However, according to recent caselaw, where the property in question is the marital home, it may be regarded as joint property despite this where, for example, the couple lived in it for many years . This may also be possible if the marriage is short but the side in whose name it was not registered had some financial link to it or there was some specific intention for it to be joint property .