I want to file for the partition of our ancestral property, which is the self earned property of my late paternal grandfather with the jewellery belonging to my late paternal granmother. My father is the only son and heir of my late grandparents. My grandfather left no will at the time of his death.
I am the oldest daughter of the family and I have 3 brother and 1 sister, all married and with children. My parents are alive and well and are senior citizens.
However, on influence of my greedy sister and brother-in-law and my brothers, my father does not want to share any ancestral property or jewellery with me and has refused point blank to give me any ancestral jewelery that he wants to reserve for my brother's wives and children. I heard from a family friend that they have been selling off minor plots of land, without taking my consent. The landed property is about 100 acres of agricultural and fallow lands, as well as orchards.
What documents would I need to collect before I approach a lawyer? I have printouts from bhulekh with the appropriate tenant names and khatian numbers, are those sufficient or would I need certified copies as well.
I initially approached a lawyer to take up my case and we started discussing the matter, however he was gained over by them and started delaying and wasting time. This time I have found a hardworking and diligient lawyer and I want my case to be bulletproof and avoid making mistakes.
Thanks in advance.