Live-in partners entitled to maintenance after breakup, rules MP High Court

Additionally, considering the birth of a child within the relationship, the court affirmed the woman’s entitlement to maintenance.

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In a significant ruling, the Madhya Pradesh High Court said that a woman living with a man for a considerable period is entitled to maintenance after breakup, NDTV reported. The HC ruled that women in live-in relationships are entitled to maintenance even if they are not legally married.

The ruling came as a response to a petitioner who was ordered by a trial court to pay monthly allowance of Rs 1500 to his live-in partner. The petitioner had challenged the trial court order, but was left heartbroken by the High Court order.