What is my marital status if my husband dies during the divorce proceeding under Hindu law?
In a situation where the spouse who filed for divorce dies, the divorce proceeding would be discontinued and therefore you would be a widow, not a divorcee. A divorcee is a divorced person.
In a situation where you have filed for divorce and your husband dies, the divorce proceeding may not necessarily be discontinued because certain legal obligations continue after his death. Therefore, your case for divorce can continue and you may claim maintenance from the legal heirs of your husband. Depending on the decision of the court, you will not only be a widow but also a divorcee.
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