FAMILY LAW

Navigating Palimony Law in 2013

How to assist clients through this nebulous yet increasingly restrictive area of law

, New Jersey Law Journal

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Warning to unmarried couples with oral palimony agreements: your agreement may no longer be legally enforceable. The Appellate Division recently favored retroactive application of the 2010 amendments to the statute of frauds, requiring palimony agreements to be formalized in writing. Family law attorneys should be aware — and make sure their clients are aware — of this important change in palimony law.

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