We were two brothers and two sisters each of which I am the youngest. My father was a govt officer he expired 26 years ago. After his death my elder brother was employed by the govt on basis of compassion for the dependents of a deceased employee. He got married in 2004. His wife never lived with us forcing for a partition. However as long as my mother lived there were no chances of partition. My brother died back in 2013 and his wife joined the govt service on his behalf. In 2015 my mother died and left an unregistered will on stamp paper duly signed by two witnesses stating that, The house we live in will be given to us in equal portions as co-owners and there will be no other contenders. Lately, my elder deceased brother's wife presented a claim in the municipal corporation for her name to be registered as a co-owner of the house in the records. My mother bought this land back in 1989 and then constructed the house upon it. This property is solely registered on my mother's name and is self-earned by her. The municipal corporation has issued a notice without letting us know anything (seems clearly that they've been bribed) and now say that in 20 days my brother's wife's name will be put in records as the co-owner of the house. I searched for the solution and came to know that as per Hindu succession act, 1956, my brother's wife has no rights whatsoever upon any of her mother-in-law's i.e. my mother's self-earned property. What shall I do or where shall I appeal to get all this process postponed not letting the municipal corporation to put my brother's wife's name as a co-owner of our house in their records? Please show me a way.
Thanking in anticipation,