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I was working in Dubai. At that time I wanted to purchase a property in India. I sent money to my father who bought a property in his name. After my return to India I married a Christian girl. Now my father is refusing to give the property to me. He says that he will bequeath the property to his daughters by a registered Will. How can I get back the property?

- by Mohan Rao, Indiranagar

Since the property is in your father's name, it is his property. In the eye of law it is his self acquired property. He is free to give the property to any one of his choice. In this case to your sisters.

You may request your father to reconsider his decision on moral grounds of justice and equity. Or you may approach an elderly person in the family and arrive at an amicable settlement.

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

QUESTIONS

Q:- We are three brothers. The youngest one ran away at the young age of 15 and there was no news about him for the last 14 years. We filed a police complaint and made all enquiries through available channels. During this period our parents passed away and we got the properties divided between the two of us. Now the brother has come back and he is claiming his share. Is there any way to solve this unexpected problem?

Q:- My father owns a property in Bangalore. If consists of ground floor only, we are two brothers and one sister. Property in question stands in the name of my father, which is self acquired. I have been granted a home loan to construct the first floor, my sister and brother wants to construct the second floor. But my father has refused to give no objection letter or even cede our proportionate share in the property. Please advice how to overcome this problem.

Q:- Can I make a joint will with my wife?

Q:- I had signed as witness to a Will of my friend, who expired recently. His legal heirs have approached the court and I have been summoned as a witness. Really I do not know the contents of the Will, but has seen my friend affixing his signature. Please advise what is my role?

Q:- I had signed as witness to a will of my friend, who expired recently. His legal heirs have approached the court and I have been summoned as a witness. Really I do not know the contents of the will, but has seen my friend affixing his signature. Please advise what is my role?