My husband received an apartment from a relative when she died and registered half of the rights in it in my name. We lived in it for a while but then , following an argument to protect his ‘ego’ my husband announced that he wanted to divorce and demanded that I give him back the share of the apartment that he gave me. I objected and he threatened to bring legal action to get back ‘his share’. What are his chances of succeeding ?By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 12 May, 2022
Extremely slim. When a spouse acquires an apartment by way of gift or inheritance, or buys it with his own money, but chooses to register it in the joint names of both parties, there is an assumption that the couple intended to balance out their property equally .