Child adopted by woman after husband's death cannot claim any share in properties of late father: Bombay High Court

Single-judge Justice Shrikant Kulkarni said that as per the Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, if a child is adopted by a widow, he doesn't get the status of her husband's child from the date her spouse died.
Aurangabad Bench, Bombay High Court
Aurangabad Bench, Bombay High Court

In a significant ruling, the Aurangabad Bench of Bombay High Court has held that if a woman adopts a child after the death of her husband, then the adopted child cannot claim any share in the properties owned by the dead father as he cannot be considered the child of the late father [Rajesh Pawar vs Parwatibai Bende].

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