The Impact of Live-in Relationships on Traditional Family in India

  • Shruthi Sarang S Kamath and Meera P. M
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  • Shruthi Sarang S Kamath

    Student at SASTRA University, India

  • Meera P. M

    Student at SASTRA University, India

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This paper helps to understand the impact of Live-in relationships on traditional families in India. Indian society has a rich cultural past. One of the important features of Indian culture is its Joint family system which has been followed for a long time. Live-in relationships have gained acceptance in certain urban areas, reflecting changing attitudes toward marriage. However, cultural and societal norms still largely favor traditional marriages. The impact of these changes varies across regions and communities, highlighting the diverse nature of Indian society. Live-in relationships challenge traditional societal norms surrounding marriage and family. Examining the legal status of live-in relationships in India is crucial for understanding the rights and responsibilities of individuals involved, especially in areas such as property, inheritance, and child custody. There is no proper legislations in India in order to protect the couple in Live-in relationships. This article has been completed by referring to the previous articles, papers published and doctrines related to the topic.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 1736 - 1741


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