Do Step Children Have Right Over Ancestral Property?

Does step brother/half brother have any legal rights over the ancestral property (agricultural land)?

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Aayushi Sang

Aayushi Sang

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Yes, In few cases step children can have rights over ancestral property. While children born of the second wife have right on their parent’s property, they do not have a direct right on the joint ancestral property, especially if the second marriage occurred without divorcing the first wife. The children are, however, understood to be legitimate and can be coparceners in father’s ancestral property if he dies intestate.

READ: Partition of Family Ancestral Property in India

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Answered on 17 Jul 2019


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