Well, in my opinion, if you can prove that those properties were aquire during the marriage and somehow husband contributed to those assets then it should not be an issue to get money from the wife.
I have seen most lawyers in India to be lazy and they just go to the court for the sake of it, same is with the judge also. You really have to be firm with your lawyers and judge. It might go against you in some cases but in my case, i was able to make judge reconcider the issues and also when i am present he tries to listen to all the facts. Which is somewhat in my favour and i have seen my wife lawyer standing and stammering most of the times, because is unprepared.
Please, don't sit at home and leave everything at the lawyers hand, go do some research and there is a society (498a.org) check that out talk to different people and you will get some answers, if your plight are unheard then take help of news channels, tell them your case and make some reporters ( even if they are from some jumria talya and unknown paper) present in the courtroom, it puts pressure