In today’s time, it is quite easy for a woman to take a loan on the property or to own a property for herself. In the early 80’s it was not possible in many countries; the husband of women was the whole owner of any property or monetary things associated with the lady. Ladies do not have any right to own a property or get an inheritance in their father’s property. All her father’s property was divided among her brothers, and after marriage, the dowry was given to her husband.
The struggle for the women’s property act started in 1700, and by the arrival of the 20th century, women were free to own or sell any property. However, the property rights of women in the US during the colonial time were very pathetic. Usually, the United States follows their mother countries’ rules, such as England, Spain, or France. These countries have not given any property rights to women, but still, America takes the initiative of giving one third property right of husband’s property to the women.
Progress In Women’s Property Act During 19th Century
In America, racism is a big problem; therefore, in the 19th century, property rights were improving only for white women. The black women or enslaved women from Africa were not given any property rights. The lower society women and the women of forced relocation not gave any upliftment into the property rights. The government was also working only for white women that were Native Americans.
Finally, the women of America in 1809 were given the property law, in which they can give their property control to a man other than their husband. Such as their father or brother who could manage wills and properties in the name of a relative woman. But this also didn’t work too much as a husband prevented the man from exercising her wife’s property.
Unmarried Women’s Right On Father’s Property
Before 1800 women had no right over their father’s property, but after the phase changed and at the start of the ’90s, women were given equal rights on father’s property as their brothers get. Before marriage or after marriage, she could claim her share in the property owned by her father. Women can get equal shares as their brothers into their father’s property legally.
If a father left the will unnamed, then the property will be distributed to all her father’s children. If, in any case, the girl didn’t get a share in her father’s property, she could claim her brothers or mother. Legal action is taken on such people after the complaint filed by a woman for distorting her property acts. Therefore, in today’s time, every woman must get equal rights in husband’s and father’s property.
These are the property relation with married and unmarried women into his father’s and husband’s property. A woman is completely eligible to get her share into the property for any of her personal uses. No one can ask her questions regarding property usage, as she is independent to use the property according to her necessities.