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[Info] On legalising Live-InsViews: 99
Nov 11, 2008 10:34 am re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: [Info] On legalising Live-Ins

"They may want to test their compatibility before they commit to a legal union."

I'm afraid that your view regarding the statement amounts to nit-picking.

You’ve conveniently forgotten the rest of the points I’ve raised in the same post.

Well, the man and woman in live-in relationship can “test their compatibility” as long as they want.

But what if (that is one big WHAT IF) their relationship leads to the birth of child(ren) and after testing for years their compatibility they decide to walk out of each other’s life and then get into a custody battle for the child(ren) and money matters (if any).

Who can play the role of arbiter in such an eventuality?

Can the civil society close its eyes to the travails of the child(ren) and the woman (the one most likely to be at the receiving end) in such cases?


I believe that the key term in the definition that I’ve cited is “long-term”.

Any relationship that has the inherent capacity to last long-term between a man and a woman is bound to bring problems and disputes unforeseen at the time of their deciding to live together.

Again, two people do not marry thinking of divorce. In the same way, two people do not decide to try out living-in thinking of splitting one day. They hope for the best.

How many of us know about the provisions of divorce law? However, we know it is there and we can take recourse to it when the need arises.

In other words, the presence of a legal safeguard serves as a last resort if things go wrong.

And things, you know, are bound to go wrong in such a relationship. One of the partners might have taken advantage of the other, without the other or both realising it, and so on and so forth.

Not all marriages are made in heaven.

And not all live-ins are going to have a smooth ride.

Hence the need for some sort of legal redress in this case.

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