Palimony Lawyer in Lawrenceville
Lawrenceville Divorce Lawyer Serving Gwinnett County
Palimony is a non-legal term used to describe a settlement that occurs when two unmarried people that live together for several years end their relationship. It is based on the concept that there was an implied agreement that one party was to provide domestic support to the other. In a palimony lawsuit the person requesting support will usually claim that he or she gave up a career to provide the domestic help. As of January 1, 1997, common law marriage in Georgia was abolished, however the common law marriage of individuals engaged in a relationship prior to that date is still considered valid. Before 1997, the common law marriage requirements included:
- Both parties were at least 18 years of age
- Neither party had a prior unresolved marriage
- Both individuals could legally enter into a contract
- There was a contract
- The relationship had been consummated
Due to the many complexities of prior and new legislation regarding common law marriages, if you are involved in a domestic partnership and seeking palimony, it is strongly advised that you speak with a Lawrenceville divorce lawyer. The Law Office of Robert L. Booker can answer any questions you have regarding palimony and your legal rights to support.
Domestic Partnership Agreements
If you are involved in a domestic partnership, establishing agreements regarding support should the relationship end can help ensure your future financial security. Our firm provides domestic partners with legal advice and assistance regarding domestic partnership agreements. We can help you address issues pertaining to property division and support, as well as any legal matters regarding the care and upbringing of children. We offer professional and caring legal advice and representation, and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Contact a Lawrenceville palimony attorney for caring legal advice if you are involved in a domestic partnership.