Summary The rights of grandson in the property of a grandfather depend on the nature of the grandfather’s property – whether it is self-acquired or ancestral property. When a property is ancestral, the grandson has a similar right to his father on his grandfather’s property. The grandson has no birth right in self-acquired property of […]
Tag: Hindu Succession Act
Celebrating Women’s Day: Understanding Property Rights for Women
Women have been subject to bias in property matters. Woman’s day is an opportunity to ponder over such inequalities and initiate measures for empowering women about their property rights.Today women are financially independent. Our legal system recognizes their rights in the property as independent owners. The Government has given many relaxations like lower stamp duty […]
The married daughters’ right in mother’s self-acquired property
For a long time, the concept of succession or inheritance of property has been synonymous with how and what the son will get. Right of a son in the property of his father has always been a matter of concern and discussion. In a society which primarily rests on the patriarchal style of relationships, it is […]
Share of a brother in deceased brother’s property
Among family members, to ascertain the right of one member in the property of another and distribution of property accordingly is not an easy task. It is always better to get legal advice for the same.We decided to have a write up in one such matter and have tried to address the queries received by […]
Division of Property Among Daughters and Daughters-In-Law
Daughters and daughter – in – laws are on different footing when it comes to shares they receive on division of property in a family. Devolution of property by inheritance or succession is influenced by personal laws and is governed by various statutes. Position of daughters: Equal right as a son In the case of […]
Who Has the Right Over A Woman’s Property?
Description: Right of women over property and how it devolves to her successors. Women are now building assets on their own. Even under inheritance laws, they are absolute owners of property inherited or acquired by them and therefore, free to deal with it as they desire.
Inheritance under Hindu Succession Act – Who can/Who cannot?
Inheritance issues can threaten to create divides that are unimaginable and unmanageable! We frequently have clients coming to us with these problems, and we endeavour to get fair deals for all involved.The Hindi Succession Act, 1956 has been enacted to evolve a uniform system of property inheritance. The Act applies to intestate succession. The Act has […]
Daughters have equal shares in Ancestral Property,even though they were born before enactment of the Hindu Succession Act – A Judgement by Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has ruled that daughters born before the enactment of the Hindu Succession Act of 1956 are entitled to equal shares as the son in ancestral property. The verdict was issued in an appeal filed by daughters who challenged a decree in a partition suit that excluded them from the partition.The Partition suit […]
Heirs and The Hindu Succession Act, 1956
This act attempts to amend and codify the law related to intestate or un-willed succession amongst Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists. According to the provisions of the act, upon the death of a Hindu male, who died intestate, the property is passed on to the Class 1 heirs and if these are not present, then […]