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P Goverdhan Reddy (Lawyer)     04 February 2019

Rights of hindu second wife

A  married B, Hindu women,  and she is blessed with two daughters, they got married.  B died.  again, A setup with C Hindu women, as his second wife.  C is having No issues.  C got issued aadhaar card and ration card on her name as wife of A.  and House of A also, on his demise, got on her name in grampanchayat records.  Also half acres land also got mutated on her name, without any will etc,  sold out to third parties.   Request confirm Rights of C, being second wife as per hindu succession law. with rulings if any please.  with regards. 


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kavksatyanarayana (subregistrar/supdt.(retired))     04 February 2019

As "A" died intestate and hence the daughers of A(from1st wife) and C have equal rights over the properties of A under Hindu Succession Act.

Shashi Dhara   05 February 2019

If it is ancestral property and if he dies after 2005 daughters getsshare8/9and 2nd wife gets 1/9th share only.if it is self acquired then all gets equal 1/3 share.

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