Legal Question in Real Estate Law in India

Legal heir of property after death of Karta

Sir, u have already answered my question but that is not clear...My case is that my brother in law (Hindu family from karnataka)was only son to his parents alogwith 03 married 2001 he lost his father..then he became all assets were transfered to his name..mutually with his sisters as partation deed...but the same was not registered at tahsil level.only at village level.. papers of agri land,house were amended but now after my brother in laws death due to brain cancer sisters filed case for their share in assets.the present land was bought by her father-in-law.(her father in law had not taken share from his anchestral land from his brothers).so now who can have share of property(my sister,her girl child,mother-in-law,her 03 sister in laws ? ) .is it advicable to fight the case or to compromise...

Asked on 10/13/08, 10:40 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Shrichand Nahar S.V.Nahar, Advocate
0 users found helpful
0 attorneys agreed

Re: Legal heir of property after death of Karta

Under Hindu Law, on death of Karta or coparcener, there is a notional partition and shares of of surviving members decided.

Most of the States had made amendment to Hindu Succession Act giving equal rights to daughters. You need to check Local Amendment to Hindu Succession Act, if any, made by Karnataka State. In case, there is such an amendment and under such amendment daughters are given share, then sisters of your brother in law would be entitled to a share.

Read more
Answered on 10/14/08, 2:15 am
Sudershan Goel Sudershan Goel - Advocate, International Visiting Scholar, USA [2008-10]
0 users found helpful
0 attorneys agreed

Re: Legal heir of property after death of Karta

It will be better to compromise the matter out of court. The sisters are entitled to their share in father's property.

Read more
Answered on 10/14/08, 6:54 am

Related Questions & Answers

More Real Estate and Real Property questions and answers in India

Looking for something else?

Get Free Legal Advice

88953 active attorneys ready to answer your legal questions today.

Real Estate and Real Property Legal Forms

Browse and download our attorney-prepared and up-to-date legal forms from $4.99

Find a Legal Form

Featured Attorneys

Anthony SmithLawSmithLee's Summit, MO
Barry SteinDe Cardenas, Freixas, Stein & ZacharyMiami, FL
Timothy McCormickLibris Solutions - Dispute Resolution ServicesSan Francisco, CA
Find An Attorney

Are you an Attorney?

Earn additional revenue and grow your business. Join LawGuru Now