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Hindu Marriage Act, 1955: Salient Features

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When an individual dies intestate, i.e. without leaving a will or testamentary will), the property of that individual is inherited by his/her legal heir. Then it’s up to the heirs as what they want to do with the said property. If the heir’s concluded separation of property, then anyone of the co-owner does not wish […]