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. It may still be possible to secure palimony payments by bringing an action in court.

As a 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 single life.

How can you secure palimony payments in Jacksonville, FL?

If you have been involved in a long-term relationship and made a written agreements with the other part regarding future support or financial considerations, you should speak to a Jacksonville divorce attorney. 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!

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