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Wife's Rights after 41 years of marriage
Can Legal Aid HELP? with required legal opinion for the below mentioned case of a lady who has been married for past 41 years and at the mercy of her elder son who is though 40 years is still a bachelor.
**Her husband is a retired government employee for decades but he is selfishly on retirement, lives on his own with his monthly government pension and had never shared any of his sources of income with her with regards to his gratuity, Pension or PF, lives in his home-town in Cannanore, Kerala, after retirement. Current status is as listed below
**She has been married in a Hindu family for over 41 years to a Probation Officer of the TN Govt. who retired as a Regional Probation Officer, has two sons and two daughters. **Her Husband has lead a most irresponsible selfish life, been an alcoholic and gambler (playing cards) in the past and is very renowned in the department and being an irresponsible husband in caring the family, creating nuisance and using abusive language, known in all the postings he had, by neighbourhood, he is threatening that he was in the Jail Dept of the Govt. of Tamilnadu and can cause severe trouble to them if they ask money as the pension he gets is insufficient for himself.
****She currently stays with her unmarried Son, and two unmarried daughters. He occasionally visits Coimbatore as a tourist and mentally tortures her and refuses to support the lady in her household expenses.
**The husband keeps on cursing her parents and mentions that they have never provided big dowries as others have given but for some gratifications by her well placed professional brothers. Visits and Scolds anything to her, in a loud voice which is audible even in the nearby locality
**Because of this one of her Her son & daughter in law have finally decided to move away from her because of the man's weird behaviour. Her relatives and husband’s sister says it is her fate.
My question is as a housewife does she have any legal rights in the husband’s property and pension? Since she is not earning anything and is dependent on her siblings. Also, Now that she is with her elder son and unmarried daughters, can she ensure that the husband pays her part of his pension and husband does not sell of the property in her absence? Also does the son or grandchildren have any right on the father’s or grandfather’s property?
Please advice sympathising my condition, depending on my elder son with two unmarried daughters. ( Mrs. R. Vasantha, Coimbatore).