Lavine v. Konvitz

It is if you want to make a claim for palimony. In Lavine v. Konvitz the parties had been engaged in 70-year “relationship” – 70 years!

When the relationship ended, the plaintiff sought continued support from the defendant in the form of “palimony”. Recognizing that New Jersey accepts the concept of palimony and acknowledging that the parties had a long-term exclusive relationship in which the plaintiff had surrendered opportunities to work or develop her own career, the Court held that “cohabitation” was an essential element of a palimony claim and denied the plaintiff’s claim for palimony because the parties had not lived together.

The query: How much cohabitation is required – Vacations? Weekends? Weekdays?

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