Jersey City Palimony Agreements Lawyer

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There have been changes to New Jersey law that affect the ability to file palimony claims. If you have questions about palimony agreements, call D’Alessandro & Cieckiewicz, P.C. to speak to a Jersey City palimony agreements attorney. We speak English and Polish.

What Is Palimony in New Jersey?

Palimony is the financial support that is awarded by the court to a person after a long-term relationship ends where the parties were not married.

NJ Palimony Laws

New Jersey law does not recognize common law marriages. This means that palimony can only be awarded if there was a written agreement, signed by both parties, stating that palimony would be awarded in the event of a breakup.

In 2010 the law was changed so that a palimony action cannot be brought against another unless the agreement was in writing, creating a need for palimony agreements.

Do changes to NJ palimony law affect your future? Call (201) 561-8441 to find out!

Drafting Your Palimony Agreements

Currently, New Jersey law only allows palimony claims when the agreement was in writing, signed by the party promising to provide financial support, and requires that each party was advised by his or her own separate attorney prior to signing the agreement.

The palimony or cohabitation agreement allows couples to decide how they want to share the responsibilities of their lives together and what will happen in the event of a breakup, similar to a prenuptial agreement for married couples.

Issues that can be clarified in the written agreement include:

  • Financial support provided by one party to another in case the relationship ends
  • Division of assets and debts
  • Ownership rights in shared property
  • Custody and visitation arrangements for children
  • Pet custody and care for shared pets

If you feel that your relationship would benefit from a written agreement, it is important to discuss the issue with your partner and contact a Jersey City palimony agreements lawyer for advice. Our attorneys have up to date information to help you craft an agreement that protects both parties in the relationship.

Prepare for any possibility in the future. Call (201) 561-8441 to have an attorney help you prepare a palimony agreement.


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