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satya (Manager)     23 April 2012

Live in relationship of widow female with a married man

If a married woman live with a married man, the may be charges for adultery. if a widow/divorce or unmarried woman marry with a married man, man may be charged for bigamy. If a widow/divorced or unmarried female living with a married man. Can this be charged in any act or IPC?


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Anith James Kannankeril (Partner, Law firm)     23 April 2012

same as above, i guess since the man is married. Adultery

Anith James Kannankeril (Partner, Law firm)     23 April 2012

in last case, adultery doesnt occur cuz the woman is divorced/widow

supreme court has said "While it is true that the mainstream view in our society is that s*xual contact should take place only between marital partners, there is no statutory offence that takes place when adults willingly engage in s*xual relations outside the maritial setting, with the exception of 'adultery' as defined under section 497 IPC,". dont have the citation now

Deepak Nair (lawyer)     23 April 2012

The last case does not amount to adultery.

Ranee....... (NA)     23 April 2012

The husband can be charged for cruelty by his wife.

satya (Manager)     23 April 2012

Adultery under IPC 497 may be occured only when male and female are married. No dobout under 13 of HMA wife may take relation of other female as adultery as ground of Divorce. 

Vinav K Mishra (Lawyer)     24 April 2012

in the last case he will not be charged with adultry unless his spouse charge him. a recent decision of gujarat h court in anita on 14 7 2011 hon, justice gb shah the court held that relationship among any of the married persons/person cannot be termed as live in relationship.

Dr. MPS RAMANI Ph.D.[Tech.] (Scientist/Engineer)     28 April 2012

Live-in-relationship is something which is happening. I do not think that it has yet entered into legal vocabulary.

DEFENSE ADVOCATE.-firmaction@g (POWER OF DEFENSE IS IMMENSE )     28 April 2012

After initial attraction is over than you have to be ready to face the music of legal system.

rajiv_lodha (zz)     28 April 2012

In such a case

1. Husband may be accused of CRUELTY to his wife

2. Wife may seek divorce on grounds of adultery

Yes, if this new girl makes her mind to complain against the man, HE IS SCREWED BY N-NUMBER OF CASES!


not addultary.

bigamy- yes -494 IPC

Its cruelty against wife under Domestic violence act.

pun (eng)     07 May 2012

what in the case if wife has deserted and filed the divorce case where no adultery reason is mentioned..and now husband started living in with an unmarried/divorcee/widow woman..can husband now charged for adultery even though the case is already filed for divorce.

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