Recognition and Protection in Live-in relationship vis a vis Legally Recognized Marriage: Legal Study

  • Navmi Joshi
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  • Navmi Joshi

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, India.

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Live-in relationship is a concept which allows two individuals to live together , without getting married, along with the fact that their fundamental rights persist to be protected wherein the legal validity of their relationship is recognised but in some cases, the controversies are handed over to the judiciary and the question of the legal validity of their bond lays down in the hands of judiciary. This is because of it's big denial by the society which characterizes it in an unethical way of living together. The challenges which have been overcome with the efforts of our government authorities provides a better understanding for the society with respect to the reasons, such as, preventing the instances of Bigamy, which is a crime under the legal provisions. The research pertains to how the concept, has helped solve a lot of issues vis a vis a legally recognised marriage. The developments in the legal provisions pertaining to live-in relationship give a discretion to the individuals to take more time and enjoy living together until they possess their ties of marriage. The cases have been highlighted which show the trends of judiciary in recognising the legal validity of live-in relationship and legal status of the partners.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 4, Page 486 - 499


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