When can widowed daughter-in-law claim maintenance from father-in-law: Patna High Court answers

The Court said a widowed daughter-in-law can seek maintenance only in cases where she is unable to maintain herself out of her own property or from the estate of her deceased husband, father, mother, son or daughter.
Patna High Court
Patna High Court

In a significant ruling, the Patna High Court recently held that a father-in-law is not under any obligation to maintain his widowed daughter-in-law except when he possesses ancestral property, of which the daughter-in-law has not obtained any share [Kalyan Manohar Sah vs Mosmat Rashmi Priya].

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