Live-in relationship not recognised by law as marriage; couple living together by mere agreement cannot seek divorce: Kerala High Court

The High Court said that law grants recognition only if the marriage is solemnized in accordance with personal law or in accordance with a secular law like the Special Marriage Act.
Kerala High Court, Couple
Kerala High Court, Couple

The Kerala High Court recently observed that law does not recognise live-in relationships as as marriage and when two parties decide to live together by virtue of a mere agreement, and not in accordance with any personal law or the Special Marriage Act, they cannot claim it to be a marriage or seek divorce.

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