A discussion on Madras HC judgment: Wife can claim a share in husband’s property | Data Point podcast

The Madras High Court’s ruling recognises the indirect financial contributions of homemakers and opens the door for them to claim a share in marital assets. While setting a precedent, the ruling raises complex legal and social questions.

September 08, 2023 11:02 am | Updated October 31, 2023 05:10 pm IST

On June 24th, the Madras High Court held that homemakers are entitled to an equal share in properties purchased by the husband. The Hindu talks to Shaji Paul Chaly, former Justice of the Kerala High Court, and Ashok G.V., a practising advocate at the Karnataka High Court and Partner at Factum Law, to delve into the ramifications of this ruling. We discuss its potential as a legal precedent and explore whether it can be applied to husbands who are homemakers and working wives.

Guest: Shaji Paul Chaly: Former Justice of the Kerala High Court Ashok G.V.: Advocate practising in the Karnataka High Court and Partner at Factum Law

Credit to Rebecca Rose Varghese

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