Live-in Partner can claim Maintenance under Domestic Violence Act, SC [Read Order]

Meera Emmanuel November 14 2018

The Supreme Court of India recently clarified that live-in partner would also be entitled to approach the Court for maintenance under the provisions of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.

The observation was made in an order passed last month by the Bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices UU Lalit and KM Joseph. The appellant in the case had alleged economic abuse by her partner.

A Family Court had . . .

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