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Madras High Court States That Long Cohabitation Will Not Confer Any Legal Rights To Raise A Matrimonial Dispute

Lawstreet Journal 7 Nov 2021 2:59am

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On Tuesday, (November 2, 2021), Madras High Court held that living together for a long time will not provide any legal rights to raise a matrimonial dispute unless their marriage has been solemnized in accordance with law.


In this case a woman, the appellant who is a mother of two had been previously deserted by her first husband. She alleged that she had thereafter obtained divorce from him. 

The appellant stated that that in 2013 she had married  the other party in a wedding comprised of close relatives and friends. It was further alleged that she and the respondent had even exchanged rings and he had also put metti in her toes during the ritual.


The plaintiff claimed that a large amount of money was given to the respondent after the reported marriage, however, he had started living away from her since May 2016 and to seek justice she had filed a petition before the Family Court seeking restitution of Conjugal rights. 


The respondent alleged that no marriage had taken place between them and that a civil suit had been initiated by him before a District Munsif Court in Coimbatore to restrain the petitioner from claiming him to be her husband. The respondent also claimed  that he was a Christian and the other party was a Hindu and thus the alleged marriage had taken place neither in the Christian way nor the Hindu way. It was also held that the marriage did not take… Continue Reading...

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