What Exactly Is Inheritance?
The term inheritance is only used in relation to succession. When a person dies, his or her property, title, debts, and responsibilities may pass to the heir. While various countries have diverse approaches to inheritance, tangible and immovable property are frequently considered inherited. We will go through inheritance in depth in light of the Hindu Succession Act.
If the three following requirements are satisfied, an ancestral property can be gifted:
- It is a legal requirement.
- In order to benefit the family estate
- With the agreement of all family coparceners
The Supreme Court has ruled that the karta is allowed to transfer property for charitable and religious purposes. However, the Supreme Court has determined that the act of charity does not include transferring this property “out of love.”
Can Daughters Inherit Their Father’s Property Once They Marry?
The HSA was changed in 2005, and the daughter now has equal property rights. Previous to the Hindu Succession Amendment Act of 2005, boys had rights to their deceased father’s property, but daughters could only do so while unmarried. It was assumed that following marriage, a woman became a member of her husband’s family and so has rights in another Hindu Undivided Family (HUF). Daughters, whether married and unmarried, now have the same rights to their father’s property as their brothers. They have the same obligations and liabilities as their brothers. In 2005, it was also decided that a daughter had the same rights as her father, as long as both were alive on September 9, 2005. The Supreme Court ruled in 2018 that a daughter can inherit her deceased father’s property regardless of whether the father was alive on this day or not. Women were now recognised as coparceners as well. They have the right to a portion of the father’s property.
The Supreme Court ruled in 2022 that daughters have the right to inherit their parents’ self-acquired property and any other property in which they are utter and total owners, contributing that this rule would apply even if a daughter’s parents died intestate before the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 was codified.
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