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    Inheritance rights of women in own, husband's ancestral property, coparcenary property

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    A widow's share in the joint family property of the deceased husband is only up to the share that would have come to him out of that family property, in the event of a partition/division of the joint property.

    We regularly hear terms such as joint family, Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) and generally assume them to be the same. However, these terms have a fine but significant distinction which is important because of its implications on inheritance. These terms are explained below in a simple manner: Joint hindu family property A Hindu Joint Family consists of a common ancestor and all his lineal male descendants up to any generation together with the
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