At the time of my marraige we have given 50k rupees to my husnband sister as adapaduchu katnam. can you please tell me if this comes under as dowry or not. my husband and his family not took any other dowry. But as i mentioned we gave adapaducu katnam. I just want to verify if this can be claimed as dowry. recently i am facing lot of problems from my husband family and i want to file divorce and DV case. But my lawyer says money given to husband and his parents only will be considered as dowry. all otherthings will be considered as customary gifts. Also this money was given during marraige so he says any thing exchanged during marraige/mararige day will not be conidered as dowry. can you please give me your suggetions.