A Hindu died leaving his son’s widow, father’s widow and brother’s widow – Divide the properties.

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Answer

As per the Hindu Succession Act, 1956,

 

Son’s widow                –   Class I heir. She is eligible to take a share.

 

Father’s widow           –   Class II heir VI entry.  She is excluded in the presence of Class I heir namely son’s widow. She does not get a share.

 

Brother’s widow         –   Class II heir VI entry.  She is excluded in the presence of Class I heir namely son’s widow. She does not get a share.

 

The entire estate is taken by the son’s widow as she is the only class I heir.

Last Updated On January 29, 2018
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