Can wife demand house which is in my fathers name


I have house constructed in 2014 with my father money and I contributed in it. Father passed away last year. I wish to distribute the property or want to gift it to my niece. I am awaiting for divorce as we don't have relationship since 2015. Please advise if my wife can case against me for acquiring my properly.

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303 votes

no where law says wife got share in a coparcenary property and as you are awaiting divorce and as now property bequeathed to you, she can claim a right of residence only to live along with you if she is willing to join you


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my wife can case against me for acquiring my property.?

yes. she may file for property,
1) she may file suit/case for her Share in your property.
2) if, one time settlement / permanent alimony in divorce. she will not file.

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Hi,
This is M.A Raheem Khan Advocate, From : Hyderabad, @ lawrato.com

you have wait till divorce, if your wife filed maintenance case against you then she also attach your share in your father property. I suggest you wait till divorce process completed. for more details kindly consult me through this website.

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