Common Law Marriage & Palimony

How Marvin v. Marvin established palimony precedent

by Dinnebier & Demmerle on January 7, 2015

Previous blog posts have addressed the interesting area of California law relating to common law marriage, contracts and claims between unmarried couples, palimony and Marvin claims and how they differ from legally granted alimony. These areas of legal interest evolved from the landmark California case of the 1970’s, Marvin v. Marvin. The famous steely-eyed tough […]

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Palimony and Marvin claims vs. alimony and divorce

by Dinnebier & Demmerle on January 5, 2015

In a previous post the subject of common law marriage and its recognition or denial by California courts was addressed. How do California courts regard the division of financial assets and property when a cohabitating, but not legally married, couple end their relationship? What is either spouse entitled to by law, especially in regards to […]

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Common law marriage in California

by Dinnebier & Demmerle on January 1, 2015

This blog devotes itself to the subject of California divorce for high net worth couples. But in taking a step back, it might be necessary first to address the question of whether a couple, particularly one seeking a legal divorce, is actually legally married to begin with. Cohabitation, whatever the level of shared or personal […]

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