Joint Family Essay

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Abstract The right to perform the religious obligations have been associated with the right of a son, grandson and great-grand sons in the coparcenary property. The coparcenary property is understood to be a property in which the four generations from the last older of the property of the property have an innate right from the birth and therefore there are limitations imposed and other obligations that have to be taken care of while dealing with this coparcenary in terms of its alienation, disposition etc. The paper analyses the character of the property that is so received by the father from a partition of this coparcenary or joint family property in relation to that of the son and what are the duties and rights that are attached to this particular property. Joint Family and Partition In the Hindu customary law, there is a presumption that a family is a Hindu joint family. It consists of all persons lineally descended from a common ancestor and includes their wives and unmarried daughters. But every joint family is not a coparcenary and the concept of coparcenary is narrower than the concept of joint family. The latter is only includes those members of the joint family who acquire an interest in the joint family by…show more content…
The powers of karta as defined above have a broader scope and accountability than that of the father. The father but has a right to alienate his immoveable property or the property of his branch to fulfil any pious obligation that may be envisaged on him and if the alienation can be classified as part of that obligation, it cannot be challenged. The father also has power to alienate moveable property out of love and affection. He also has the power to attach a property to discharge the personal debts that he may have taken not for immoral or illegal purpose. Therefore, although the father has the power to decide on some things, but the power of karta have a bigger set of
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