1. A married couple together owns a flat while the husband contributed to the majority part of the mortgage loan. Upon divorce, can the husband claim absolute ownership of the flat and refuse to split the proceeds derived from selling the flat?
Even though the husband can claim absolute ownership of the flat, it does not mean he can refuse to split the sale proceeds of the flat. This is because the flat will be a part of the matrimonial pot (or assets) and be subject to the 50/50 equal division rule, or to be divided as the court ordered. It does not make a big difference that the husband has full ownership of the property or not.