Basant Kumar
Asked October 20, 2016

Live in relationships

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Can first cusions brother and sister lived together in live in relationship in india? If Yes, Then what document required for proved it.

Answer 1

There are no laws prohibiting live in relationships.

Courts have recognised live-in relationships. The Supreme Court has held that, a live in relationship should be a ‘relationship in the nature of marriage’.[1] Merely spending weekends together or a one night stand would not make it a ‘live in relationship’.

The court, in one case where it was looking into whether the live in partner is eligible for ‘alimony’, it held that to be given alimony, a live in relationship must comply with certain conditions:

1. The couple must hold themselves out to society as being akin to spouses;

2. They must be of legal age to marry; they must be otherwise qualified to enter into a legal marriage, including being unmarried;

3. They must have voluntarily cohabited for a significant period of time.


There are no documents as such needed to “certify” your live in relationship.


[1] D. Velusamy v. D. Patchaiammal

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