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Whose name is ***** ***** to the car?
He does not own half the car.
You own the car as it is in his name.
But he may get credit for paying down you debts.
So if you are dealing with dividing up the interest in the home he may get a larger portion that you are getting.
Do you see what I mean?
Yes. Sorry, that was clearly a typo.
Both of you are responsible for the debt as between you and the creditor. But when you start talking about who is responsible for the debt between the two of you if it's your car and you are keeping it then the court would look at the agreement between the two of you and what other assets and debts are related to this issue.
The court will not allow you to be unjustly enriched to the detriment of your former spouse. So the court is note going to say that your former spouse has to pay for half of the car loan but you get to keep the car. The court maybe address this in different ways. For example it may be that the court will give your former spouse a greater interest in the house because part of the mortgage is to pay off your car loan
Do you see what I mean? It's all going to come down to fairness. The court will strive for fairness and will not allow one of you to be unjustly enriched to the detriment of the other.
The way this works is because common-law spouses do not have property rights the court would look at who contribute to the value of an asset in the other's name. So the court would look at what the car is worth, how much he paid towards it and then what house is worth and how much each paid towards it.
It sounds like you are in a good position with respect to the car.