A Dedicated Family Law Attorney Handling Palimony Claims
In addition to handling family law cases involving divorce, child custody and domestic violence in Middlesex County, our attorney, Frank Tournour, at Tournour Law has extensive experience handling palimony lawsuits. This area of family law deals with the distribution of assets between two individuals who formed a long-term relationship and cohabited but are no longer together.
If you have recently ended a long-term relationship in New Jersey and believe you may be entitled to palimony, we can help. Attorney Tournour has extensive experience, and he can help you thoroughly examine your case and advise you regarding your right to compensation.
What Is Palimony?
In general, individuals involved in failed relationships are not legally obligated to provide for one another. As such, “palimony” is not actually a legal term. Typically, a relationship that warrants palimony is one in which:
- There was a long-term commitment between both partners.
- One partner made a promise to care for the other for life.
- In response to such a promise, the other gave up work or a career in order to take on homemaking responsibilities and provide personal care or assist with a business.
As more and more unmarried couples have begun living together, courts have started to acknowledge certain circumstances in which one partner may be entitled to financial support from the other.
Proving A Palimony Claim
In order to prove a palimony claim, a person need not have received a written statement from his or her partner promising to provide support for life. The agreement could have been implied or expressed orally. In fact, most palimony cases are not decided on the basis of a written agreement, but on the testimony of the parties involved. Because there is often no written agreement, palimony cases can be difficult to prove.
Palimony Is Awarded In A Lump Sum
Whereas alimony, or spousal maintenance, is usually paid in monthly intervals, palimony is given in the form of one lump sum payment. The sum of palimony awarded is determined by the amount of money deemed necessary to support the plaintiff for the remainder of his or her life, beginning when the relationship ended.
Hire Experience For Your Palimony Claim
If you think you may be entitled to palimony it is in your best interest to hire a family law attorney who has dealt extensively with palimony litigation and can conduct the necessary pretrial discovery to prepare a strong case. With decades of family law experience in East Brunswick, Mr. Tournour possesses the skill and resources necessary to successfully handle your case, whether you are filing for palimony or facing a claim. Mr. Tournour’s expertise in this area of family law is exemplified by the $637,000 in cash and property he recently obtained on behalf of a client. This palimony recovery stands as the largest ever obtained in Middlesex County.
Contact An Experienced Palimony Lawyer Today
Over the last 20 years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of palimony lawsuits filed. Now is the time to ensure that your right to compensation is protected. If you feel that you may be entitled to palimony, please send us an email or call us at 732-913-3634 to schedule a consultation today. Our legal team at Tournour Law in East Brunswick wants to ensure that your interests are fully represented.