The Conflict between Live-In Relationships and Marriage and Its Sociolegal Position in India

  • Alisha Verma and Monika Punia
  • Show Author Details
  • Alisha Verma

    Assistant Professor of Law at Manipal University Jaipur, India

  • Monika Punia

    Assistant Professor of Law at Manipal University Jaipur, India

  • img Save PDF


There is no specific legislation with respect to the issue of live-in relationship in India. There is no institution to set out the privileges and responsibilities for the parties in a live-in relationship, and for the situation with children brought into the world to such people. The Indian law doesn't give any rights or commitments to the parties to such relations. Moreover, India is considered as the nation which is strict on the traditions. The society is comparatively of a conservative mindset. Marriage remains as the socially accepted relationship between two opposite sex individuals who want to cohabit together. Despite being in such confusing status live-in relationships are choice of many couples living in the metropolitan cities. This continuous tussle between the society and individual’s perspective has been going almost a decade now. The present paper is concerned with the sociolegal position of such relations and impact of them on the society.


Research Paper


International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 1, Page 01 - 07


Creative Commons

This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution -NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) (, which permits remixing, adapting, and building upon the work for non-commercial use, provided the original work is properly cited.


Copyright © IJLMH 2021