Q: I have been married to a woman for nineteen years, and we had four children: two sons and two daughters. We were financially insolvent at that time, and she did not bear our affliction and difficult financial situation. She asked for Talaq (divorce pronounced by a husband), and conceded all her marital rights. She married another man, and I married another woman. (Part No. 16; Page No. 523) I took my children to live with me. I lived in a low-class area with my wife and my elder children, who got married and left the house. Now I live there with my second wife and our children. During those years, we managed to rent a shop from the government, whose rental fees are eleven pounds paid to the government. As my eyesight grew weaker, I rented this shop for thirty pounds, of which I pay the rental fees and the rest I spend on myself and my family.Please advise me
whether my first wife and her children have rights to the shop and the apartment, given that my children from my second wife are still minors.
If I sell the shop now and spend its value on myself and my children, do the elder ones have a right to it? I am afraid that they will think so after my death. Please answer me.
you are not obliged to spend on your divorced wife and as long as she is not married to you; she does not inherit from you.
your children from your first and second wives who are alive after your death inherit you, whether they are minors or of age.
(Part No. 16; Page No. 524) your wives at the time of your death inherit from you. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.