T Gangadhar 27 June 2020
Dibsha Nanda 27 June 2020
The law is very clear on the fact that the maintenance of a married wife, during the subsistence of the marriage, is on the husband. The obligation to maintain a daughter-in-law arises only when the husband had died, that too from the properties of which the husband is a co-sharer and not otherwise.
The self-acquired property of the in-laws cannot be a subject matter of attachment during the lifetime of the husband as it is a personal obligation of the husband to maintain his wife.
You may refer to various judgments I've listed below where it has been held that the father-in-law has no obligation to maintain his daughter-in-law from his self acquired property. The same is the personal liability of the husband.
Also, the right to claim maintenance under Section 125 CrPC will arise only when the wife is unable to maintain herself or when the husband refuses to maintain her. You may refer to this article for more details on Section 125 CrPC:
I hope it helps!
P. Venu (Advocate) 27 June 2020
Your wife can claim maintainance and/or alimony and court would dispose of such claims based on the facts and circumstnaces of the case. But has no claim at all against the property belonging to your father.