I am Aarnav from Belgaum.
(NOTE: First of all, I am sorry to see that EVERYONE LOOKS CONFUSED, as highly educated Lawyers are making all types of contradictory statements online....Quora, LCI...etc..etc.)
About me: - 40, Hindu marriage, unemployed because of disability due to accident after marriage, wife abandoned as she changed her mind and didnt want to take care of a disabled husband. (Married late, and stayed together for only 2 years)
WIFE: 38, from Mumbai, works as Class - I officer, earns Rs. 82,000/month. Has a luxury 3BHK flat in Lokhand Wala.
CHILD: 4 years old, unemployed but still managing/paying maintenance of Rs. 5000 by taking tuitions, and mom contributing through her pension partly.
- Wife files for Maintenance, but it got denied. So now she has put claims on husbands property/ancestral property, & waiting for Marriage Law’s (Amendment) Bill 2010, to be cleared in the cabinet/RS. Earlier I got a plot from my mother, which at the time of divorce, I again transferred it back to my mom. Can she claim that, if the bill passes?
- The house where we are living in, was built by my late father on ancestral land, but by using moms funding/stree-dhan, so after as per his will, after he passed away, the house is in my mothers name. Can she claim that house? Can she claim at least the ancestral land after divorce?
- Can the child claim ancestral land, even when father is still alive?
- Wife has ZERO financial contribution in any of our property, but has filed claims for HERSELF as well as the CHILD? How valid are these claims?
- Also after the Marriage Amendment Bill passes, what and how much wife can claim in husbands self-acquired or ancestral property (which was transferred back in moms name, as it was hers originally) + (No property is in husband’s name right now)
- I can understand, that women want EQUALITY (and should be given equality, I agree), but with 90% of the laws in favor of women, and only wifes can claim on husbands property, and not vice-versa, how is this equality?
Thanks in advance, Aarnav.