I'm a 56 year married lady (married in 1975) whose father had a HUF property (land plot) with my name, my brother's name and my mother's name on the property card. My father built a residential building during his lifetime on this plot (located in Mumbai).
My father passed away in 2002 and left a 'will' giving the entire building to my brother. As soon as my father passed away in 2002, my brother made me sign a 'relinquishment deed - relinquishing my 1/9th share for my father's HUF property" without explaining what it meant. I was also made to sign a letter requesting my name to be removed from the property card.
Now, he wants to break the building and make a fortune in re-development. Do I stand a chance to claim part of the fortune from the property even though I have signed the "reliquishment deed" 8 years ago?When I saw the property card a few days ago - it still had my name on it! Is there some legal loop hole that I can use to stop my brother? Is it true that I could not relinquish my HUF property with it being partitioned?
Any inputs would be of great help in stopping my brother from doing this injustice to me - especially in this age of equal rights for sons and daughters!