Is a second wife a legal heir?

 Yes. If the second wife of the deceased is married legally under the provisions of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, then she will be considered as the legal heir of the deceased Provided, the deceased first wife is dead, or his first marriage has been dissolved legally by passing an order of divorce. However, It is to be noted that the children from the first wife will also be termed as the deceased’s legal heir along with the wife the second wife’s children.

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