Yes, its valid just checkout the latest SC decisions and also for giving maintenance as you must take that responsibility also.
Live in Relationship is nothing but understanding both relationship, but some people misusing this WORD not only LIVE IN – LOVE but that people never no about Love and Live in, some people say i am loving you but it is not truly loving that person, I’m telling you one thing if you LOVE tell your heart words
heart never say LIE but your mind only doing some IDEA THIS IS TRUE DONT’T LOVE IF YOU LOVE TRUST DON’T CHEAT GOOD HEART BECAUSE EVERY HEART IS VERY VALUABLE THATS WHY DON’T FEEL BAD I’M WRIGHTING MY OWN HEART THAT’S WHY
This Link is very interesting just drive your mouse go there and read ,you find lots of information there:
Many people imagine that living together before marriage resembles taking a car for a test drive. The “trial period” gives people a chance to discover whether they are compatible. This analogy seems so compelling that people are unable to interpret the mountains of data to the contrary.
Here’s the problem with the car analogy: the car doesn’t have hurt feelings if the driver dumps it back at the used car lot and decides not to buy it. The analogy works great if you picture yourself as the driver. It stinks if you picture yourself as the car, and maintenance
Above green writings is from the link(https://sakshijuneja.com/blog/2005/09/12/live-in-relationship-vs-marriage/)
India is a country, which is slowly opening its doors for western ideas and lifestyles and one of the most crucial episodes amongst it, is the concept of live-in relationships. We can witness the number of unmarried partners living together is scaling high. Just a generation or two ago, it was scandalous for an unmarried man and woman to live together.
Today, most couples, who marry, live together first has gone mainstream. But that change happened so quickly, it is no wonder things are inconsistent. Some couples find living together is easy. Others find themselves attacked by angry family members, excluded from faith communities, baffled by how to introduce each other and discriminated against because they are not married. In some places and situations, unmarried partners can share a policy and get certain legal protections; in other situations, they are considered legal strangers with no rights, even if they have lived together for decades. Whenever we think about live-in relationships, we ask the question as to why do couples believe in having such a relationship, then there are many answers to it. Research show that most couples who live together would like to get married someday, and within five years, slightly more than half of them definitely also do. Couples move in together mainly because they are in love and they want to spend more time together. They also want to make sure they are compatible before they make a lifetime commitment to each other. Many people we talk to say they could not imagine marrying someone if they had not lived together first.
The Indian Supreme Court's (SC) decision that a live-in-relationship should be treated as equivalent to marriage is set to change the dynamics of such relationships. The court's proposal was followed by similar suggestions from the National Commission for Women (NCW), which in seeking to change the definition of ‘wife' recommended that women in live-in relationships should be entitled to maintenance if the man deserts her.
What makes this proposal interesting is that despite the need to have marriages registered, Indian marriages have hinged so heavily on symbolism that even the exchange of garlands at a temple, application of the sindoor (vermilion worn by women on the forehead as symbols of matrimony) or the mangalsutra (worn around the neck) were enough to prove marriages in the country for, at least, the majority Hindu community. And this is what made deceiving an illiterate girl or her family into a fake marriage and subsequent abandonment very easy. Besides, there have been innumerable situations where the second wife/woman is often not aware of the existence of another wife until much later into the relationship; where the woman was led to believe that the man was either unmarried, divorced or widowed and went ahead with the formalities required by- or customs governing - marriage laws. The threats of exposure and stigma attached to such a relationship not only prevent women from seeking redress but very often, by extension of the same threat, are coerced into remaining in the relationship.
When the bigamy law is invoked it invariably means abandonment of the ‘other woman' who in the presence of the wife is not recognized by law; and while the wife still has avenues to seek redress (though it is often not used) in case of abandonment by the husband, the ‘other' woman is both socially and legally abandoned. Also, despite the tacit social acceptance of second marriages/second families as a right of the man in rural India or amidst the urban poor, it is only when the man dies that women in these relationships really face the brunt of society since nothing legally accords them even the status of a widow. In effect, this is the protection that the law gives such women.
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live-in partner is entitled to alimony under DVA
Considering the increasing number of live-in relationships in modern India, the Supreme Court (SC) wants the scope of the provision for maintenance under section 125 of the criminal procedure code (CrPC) expanded, so that women in such relationships do not face economic deprivation after living in a domestic set-up for years.