Users' questions

What are the rights of the wife after marriage?

What are the rights of the wife after marriage?

When it comes to post-marriage rights of the wife in the husband’s property, the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956, and the Hindu Succession Act, 1956, must be cited.

Can a divorced wife claim right to residence?

The Supreme Court in a recent judgment [ Satish Chander Ahuja vs. Sneha Ahuja] held that a woman can claim right to residence in the houses owned by relatives as well. This means that, she can seek residence order with respect to property which belongs to in-laws, if she and her husband lived there with some permanency after marriage.

When does a second wife have the same rights as the first wife?

If the second marriage is valid, i.e., the husband gets married after the demise of the first wife or after getting divorced from the first wife, then the second wife has the same rights as the first wife over the husband’s property. This is valid for both the husband’s self-acquired as well as ancestral property.

When does a woman have a right to live in a shared household?

Section 19 confers a woman the right to reside in a shared household. “Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, every woman in a domestic relationship shall have the right to reside in the shared household, whether or not she has any right, title or beneficial interest in the same.”

What are the rights of an estranged wife?

An estranged wife has all the right on you and your property just like an average wife has, as she is still married to you. So what is an estranged wife? She is your spouse, who has become a stranger to you.

What are the rights of the surviving spouse?

The surviving spouse does has the right to inherit the unused portion of the deceased spouse’s unused estate tax exemption amount. Further, the surviving spouse generally does not pay any estate taxes regardless of the amount of wealth transferred upon death.

Can a wife still live in the house after a divorce?

Living Rights. The circumstances surrounding the divorce have much to do with who gets to live in the home. If the home belonged to the wife before the marriage, most likely she will be allowed to continue living in it.

What does it mean when a husband is no longer living with his wife?

According to Collins, “An estranged wife or husband is no longer living with their husband or wife.” According to the Cambridge Dictionary, “an estranged husband or wife is now not living with the person they are married to”