My father-in-law died suddenly recently. I do not know whether he has partitioned his property or left a Will. My wife does not tell me the truth because our relationship is strained. As a son-in-law do I have any claim in the property ? I want to prevent my wife's brother & sisters from looting the property without giving anything to my wife.
After the death of the father, all the children becomes eligible for equal share of the property. None of the children can dispose off the property without the consent of the other without partitioning.
You need to speak to your wife in a soft voice and take her to your confidence and convince her without blaming her siblings. Otherwise, let it be as it is.