Jersey City Palimony and Cohabitation Agreements
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There have been changes to New Jersey law that affect the ability to file palimony claims.
What Is Palimony in New Jersey?
Palimony is the financial support that is awarded to a person after a long-term relationship ends where the parties were not married.
New Jersey does not recognize common law marriages. 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.
Do changes to NJ palimony law affect your future? Call (201) 561-8441 to find out!
Drafting Your Palimony Agreements
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 without a written agreement, that complies with the law, you may be left with no support or assets even after a long-term relationship.
Prepare for any possibility in the future. Call (201) 561-8441 to have an attorney help you prepare a palimony agreement.