|Originally posted by : TIRTHESH SHAH
I would like to know about the right of the hindu wife over the husband share in the ancestral property.Is the legal position same for the Sikh or Jain wife ?
Further will it be possible for husband to give up rights in his ancestral property in favour of his parents to avoid the same being demanded by estranged wife of husband.
Assuming that your father died interstate, then one share each for
Widow (your mother)
Sikh and jains are Hinduas according to HMA 1955, hence Hindu succession Act 1956, so above rule applies.
If you the husband want to transfer property to your mother or brothers or sisters, you need to take permission of your wife. This is a moral obligation and not a legal obligation. Wife has no say with regards to property inherited from your ancestors ie your father who died interstate.