Palimony Lawyer in Jacksonville
Getting the Answers You Need from a Divorce Attorney
To receive answers to your questions about palimony or any rights you may
have to pursue some form of support despite the fact that you were not
married, you can contact a Jacksonville divorce attorney at Jason K.S.
Porter, P.A. for a
free consultation. We can review the details of your situation and advise you of what legal
options you may have for seeking palimony, and are prepared to begin working
on your case immediately.
How Palimony Could Affect You
Although palimony is not a recognized legal term in Florida, it is informally
used to describe financial support given by one person to another following
the break-up of a long term relationship. A spin on the word, "alimony,"
it applies to couples who were never married but whose relationship involved
many of the same financial entanglements which occur in a marriage. The
courts in Jacksonville do not legally recognize such "common law"
marriages, which in other states are used to justify support payments
being made after such a relationship has ended, but it may yet be possible
to secure palimony payments by bringing an action in court.
family law firm, we are dedicated to helping people solve the legal problems associated
with family, marriage and relationship issues, even if you were never
legally married to your partner. Palimony claims are based on the concept of
alimony payments that one spouse makes to another and which are part of any
divorce proceeding. While the court will not finalize a divorce until any necessary
provision has been made for spousal support, unmarried couples do not
have this requirement for ending a relationship.
This may work to your advantage, if you have been the primary earner in
the relationship, but if you have been economically dependent on your
partner you could be left in financial difficulty unless you take action
now. Palimony could provide you with the means to maintain your current
standard of living, as well as assisting you in your transition back into
How can you secure palimony payments in Jacksonville, FL?
If you have been involved in a long-term relationship and made agreements
with the other party that were written down regarding future support or
financial considerations to be made after the relationship ended, you
should speak to a Jacksonville divorce attorney, as it may be possible
to pursue a financial settlement based on the written agreement, treating
it similarly to a prenuptial agreement. While marriage essentially creates
certain economic responsibilities and contractual relationships by operation
of law, a non-marital relationship does not automatically obligate either
party to the other.
In proving your claim for palimony, it is helpful if you can point to written
agreements, as well as any oral agreements or implied arrangements upon
which you have been depending. Another factor which may influence your
palimony suit is the fact that couples frequently purchase property together
which ends up under the title of only one of the parties.
If your former significant other has title in a home, vehicle or other
possessions for which you have been sharing the duty of payment, it is
fair to expect that you should receive a portion of the value of such
an item. Palimony payments could be a means of recovering the equity you
have contributed to the investment.
Pursuing the Financial Support You Need!
A Jacksonville family law attorney from our firm will carefully review
the circumstances of your case, evaluating your chances of successfully
demanding financial support from your former partner. We understand that
this may be a highly stressful time in your life, filled with uncertainty
about what the future brings. Let our legal skill and dedication to our
clients support you and help you find a way through.
Email us today or call (904) 701-0591 to request a FREE case evaluation!