Experienced Counsel for Palimony
Unmarried couples in New Jersey who live together may have specific financial rights and obligations to each other after the relationship ends. Often referred to as palimony, the rights and obligations for payment is not at the same level as for a married couple that divorces, but they do exist.
These rights and obligations are currently in flux. If you are an unmarried person who believes that palimony may be an issue at the end of your relationship, you should contact an experienced attorney for more information. At Ulrichsen Rosen & Freed LLC, you will find Mercer County palimony litigation attorneys who can explain whether you may be affected by the state's palimony laws.
Changing Palimony Obligations
Palimony is often thought of as financial support that one partner in a relationship agrees to provide for the other partner in the event that the relationship ends. Previous court decisions in New Jersey have allowed promises of support to be enforced if one of the partners was induced to cohabit by the promise, even if there was no written contract.
New legislation in New Jersey significantly impacts both individuals who are paying or receiving palimony and those who may make such an agreement in the future.
Under the new law, palimony agreements are generally not enforceable unless they are written in a contract. However, exceptions exist to this rule, which we can discuss with you.
Somerset County Support Attorneys
This new law has the potential to affect many existing agreements as well as to change the requirements for forming new agreements. If you are currently residing with your partner or if you anticipate that palimony may be an issue as the result of a relationship ending, contact a lawyer with our office today to learn how you may be affected.
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