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Are palimony "Marvin" cases recognized in the District of

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Are palimony "Marvin" cases recognized in the District of Columbia?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.
Good morning. The Marvin case was essentially based upon contract law and the existence of an enforceable promise to care for girlfriend if she stayed with him.
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.
So, yes, "palimony" is a viable claim in DC if the requisite agreement is proven.
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.
Also, DC is one of the few jurisdictions recognizing common law marriage. So, there may be an alternative claim on that basis, as well.
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.
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