Distribution of Inheritance
Economic Issues
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Answered by Dr. Shehzad Saleem

The case is: a husband owns some cash while his wife owns a big house. Kindly advise what the wife and children's shares would be if the husband dies? How will the house be divided between the husband and the children if the wife dies? Please note that the parents of husband and wife are dead, but both have brothers and sisters living and happily married.


In the first case the wife will be given 1/8 th of the cash the husband leaves behind. The remaining amount will be distributed among the children such that each son receives twice as much as each daughter.

In the second case, the husband will have a share of 1/4 th in the value of the house assessed at the death of the wife, while the children will have a share in the remaining amount in the manner described above.

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