Supreme Court: Children born out of a void or voidable marriage are entitled to a share in their parents’ property. The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that Hindu joint family property governed by Hindu Mitakshara Law is entitled to a share of the property of the parents.
Section 41 of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882 (TPA) deals with the transfer of property by an ostensible owner. An ostensible owner is a person who has the appearance of being the owner of a property, even though they may not be the actual owner.
The Delhi High Court has ruled that divorced daughters are not entitled to claim maintenance under the Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act (HAMA). The court observed that the term “dependent” as defined under the Act does not include a divorced daughter.
In India, the concept of family is deeply ingrained in its cultural and social fabric. This is reflected not only in social traditions but also in financial and legal structures, one of which is the Hindu Undivided Family (HUF). HUF is a unique and widely used form of family organization that carries significant financial and […]
In India, property ownership is often a complex and emotional matter, particularly when it comes to ancestral property. Ancestral property, often passed down through generations, can be a source of familial pride or a cause of disputes. Understanding the legal aspects, especially eviction laws, is crucial to ensure a smooth transition of property within families […]
Ancestral property is a property that is inherited from one’s ancestors. In India, ancestral property is governed by the Hindu Succession Act, 1956. The Act defines ancestral property as property that is inherited from a male Hindu ancestor.
Here are some legal considerations for married couples in India when purchasing property:
The property rights of a second wife in India are determined by the religion of the husband and the legality of the second marriage.
Ancestral property in India is property that is inherited by a person from their ancestors. It is also known as coparcenary property. Ancestral property is typically divided among the male members of the family, but daughters can also claim a share in the property under certain circumstances.
The Calcutta High Court has ruled that a husband who has married for the second time is still duty bound to provide for his first wife. The court made this ruling in a case involving a woman named Sefali Khatun, who was married to her husband in 2003. The couple had two children together. However, […]