For Temporary Alimony, Proof of Valid Marriage … Isn’t Mandatory

Sixty-five year old Indian Man lives with thirty year old Woman for three years in India.

Man puts Woman out of his home.

Now Woman seeks alimony and spousal support.

Man objects, asserting that Woman is his housekeeper and not even his wife.

Family court awards Woman temporary alimony.

Man appeals.

The appellate court affirms the divorce court’s ruling, holding that stringent proof of a valid marriage is not necessary at the temporary relief stage of the case. It is sufficient that the two gave the appearance of a married couple.

Read more in this Indian Express News Service article: Marriage valid or not, man must pay alimony: Court.