If a person dies without writing a will leaving behind 2 adult kids & a wife, what will be the normal procedure for obtaining legal ownership of his property?
Would the birth certificate of his children be deemed valid alternative for the will and establish that they are the legal heirs? Would the wife of the said person require any other documents to obtain her legal share?
The land was handed over to a builder- developer and all formalities were completed. The allocated number of flats and shop spaces were registered in the deceased person's name before his demise.
Please also advice whether wife and kids would have rights to equal share? If so, what will be the legal procedure for transfering these to any one's name? 26th August 2009 From India