Palimony is court awarded financial support from one person to another when a long-term, non-marital relationship ends. Until recently, claims for palimony were allowed in New Jersey for a promise of lifetime support that was broken. However, in 2010, the New Jersey legislature amended its statute of frauds and a written agreement of support needs to be signed with separate legal advice for both parties. If you are in a long-term, non-marital relationship, be sure to protect yourself under the statute. If you have any questions about palimony and the statute call Steven Segalas today 201-212-6523.