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What states recognize palimony?

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A palimony claim is a claim for support based upon a relationship in which two parties lived together without being married. I am not aware of any state in which there is a statutory or established legal right to palimony.

Marvin vs. Marvin was the famous case that coined the word palimony but even that court rejected the claim that cohabitation entitled either party to the same protections as a marriage.

That said, unmarried persons who cohabitate may be entitled to compensation based upon legal theories of joint venture and contract law. This is true in Florida and in all other states.
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