Pasadena & Beverly Hills Divorce Lawyer
There are many laws that pertain to the
divorce to a legally married couple. Palimony is the term used to describe the
settlement of assets when an unmarried, cohabitating couple ends their
relationship, including the payment of support to a former domestic partner.
Palimony is typically based on verbal or written agreements made during
the course of the relationship. Issues pertaining to palimony are adjudicated
in civil court as opposed to family court. When seeking palimony, a former
domestic partner must prove:
- The coupled lived together for a lengthy period of time
- There was a verbal or written agreement to provide support
- There was an implied agreement to provide support
In cases involving an implied agreement, it must be proven that the person
either gave up a career to support the ex-partner, was responsible for
maintaining the home so the ex-partner could work, or participated in
the ex-partner's business activities. If your live-in relationship
with another person is ending, contact a Pasadena divorce lawyer to find
out if you qualify for palimony. You may be entitled to support based
on your contributions to relationship and any sacrifices you made.
Are you seeking palimony?
California does not recognize common law marriages, but a former domestic
partner can seek palimony in regards to the division of any property accumulated
during the term of the relationship, as well as support. The Graves Law
Firm is an established family law firm that provides legal counsel and
representation to individuals seeking palimony. Many people in long-term
relationships give up career and other opportunities in life to help their
loved one. The firm will give you honest feedback regarding your rights
to palimony and seek a fair settlement if your non-marital relationship
Contact a Pasadena palimony lawyer for knowledgeable legal counsel regarding your rights to palimony.