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My wife left our baby boy and me about twenty-five years ago and married another person. I divorced her later. I gave my son good education and over a period of time he started earning very well and purchased a property valued at over Rs. 25 Lakh. However, he met with an accident and died. He was not married. Now his mother is claiming the property. Please let me know whether or not she has a right to the property?

- by Ramesh, Mysore

Though her action was unfair, as per the Hindu Succession Act 1956, mother is the legal heir to her unmarried son's property. Since your son died as a bachelor, his surviving mother has right over his property. The Mother-son relationship cannot be broken. Legally speaking, she has every right over the property irrespective of the fact that she left you twenty-five year ago and you divorced her later.


These are all the legal questions answered by Advocate S.Selvakumar in various magazines, in various occasion including realestate reporter monthly.