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Kerala HC: Live-in Partner Cannot Have Better Claim Than a Legally Married Spouse

The parties in a live-in relationship or non-formal relationship who have lived together for an extended period of time could be brought within the purview of law relating to maintenance and domestic violence and could be considered as husband and wife for the said limited purpose. However, parties to such a relationship cannot be elevated to marital status.

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