in Family Law Criminal Law
Asked July 26, 2017

Living together without marriage

  • 4 Answers

I have a query that I have a lover. We both are above 22. Presently am working and my girlfriend is doing her PG. In that situation, I can't marry her without her studies completing.Even I too need some stability. Here my question is that is there any problem for living in an apartment together?

Answers 4

according to the present position, a male and female who have attained age of majority can live together. there is no legal issues and the law recognizes the relation.

Agree Comment 0 Agrees over 4 years ago

Big NO, legally there is no problem at all in living in live-in relationship. No criminal action can be initiated against wither of you by anyone (including police). The only problem is societal i.e. if your parents are against.

BUT, there are certain legal consequences of living in live-in relationships. Even Supreme Court now recognizes that live-in relationships are "relationships in nature like marrige". Although there is no legal status of married couple between you and your girlfriend, but you may be held liable for legal consequences in case of dispute between you and your girlfriend.

Agree Comment 0 Agrees over 4 years ago


There is Legally No Problem at all.

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Agree Comment 0 Agrees over 4 years ago

No, laws in India do not prohibit live-in relationships. Laws concerning inheritance, domestic violence, maintenance, etc. might become applicable to your relationship [S. Khushboo Vs. Kanniammal & Anr. JT 2010 (4) SC 478].

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