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What is Order of succession among agnates and cognates? What is Computation of degrees? Section 12 and 13 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

Order of succession among agnates and cognates and Computation of degrees are defined under section 12 and 13 of Hindu Succession Act 1956. Provisions under these Sections are:

Section 12 of Hindu Succession Act "Order of succession among agnates and cognates"

Section 12. The order of succession among agnates or cognates, as the case may be, shall be determined in accordance with the rules of preference laid down hereunder:-

Rule 1 : Of two heirs, the one who has fewer or no degrees of ascent is preferred.

Rule 2 : Where the number of degrees of ascent is the same or none, that heir is preferred who has fewer or no degrees of descent.

Rule 3 : Where neither heir is entitled to be preferred to the other under Rule 1 or Rule 2 they take simultaneously.

Section 13 of Hindu Succession Act "Computation of degrees"

Section 13. (1) For the purpose of determining the order of succession among agnates or cognates, relationship shall be reckoned from the intestate to the heir in terms of degrees of ascent or degrees of descent or both, as the case may be,

(2) Degrees of ascent and degrees of descent shall be computed inclusive of the intestate.

(3) Every generation constitutes a degree either ascending or descending.

Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is Application of Act? What are Definitions and interpretations? Section 2 and 3 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is Overriding effect of Act? What is the meaning Act not to apply to certain properties? Section 4 and 5 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is Devolution of interest of coparcenary property? What is Devolution of interest in the property of a tarwad, tavazhi, kutumba, kavaru or illom? Section 6 and 7 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is General rules of succession in the case of males? What is Order of succession among heirs in the Schedule? Section 8 and 9 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is Distribution of property among heirs in class I of the Schedule? What is Distribution of property among heirs in class II of the Schedule? Section 10 and 11 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is Order of succession among agnates and cognates? What is Computation of degrees? Section 12 and 13 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is the meaning Property of a female Hindu to be her absolute property? What are General rules of succession in the case of female Hindus? Section 14 and 15 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is Order of succession and manner of distribution among heirs of a female Hindu? What are Special provisions respecting persons governed by marumakkattayam and aliyasantana laws? Section 16 and 17 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is Full Blood preferred to half blood? What is Mode of succession of two or more heirs? What is Right of child in womb? Section 18, 19 and 20 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

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