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Our Family Lawyers Explain Palimony for Cohabitation Actions

Marvin Actions refers to the civil court actions taken by individuals who have been cohabitating with a partner and never married. The term's name comes from Marvin v. Marvin, a 1976 case that involved a woman seeking support payments (or “palimony”) and half the property acquired during her relationship with a live-in partner after separation. The case, which was heard in a California court, granted her a judgment in support of the oral agreement she argued existed.

This landmark case established the following principles for unmarried cohabitating couples:

  • Written or oral contracts can be made by couples
  • An oral contract may be implied by careful examination of the couple’s actions

At The Buncher Law Corporation, our Irvine family lawyers assist clients pursuing Marvin Actions. Over the years, we have had countless successful results. If you have separated from your partner and wish to obtain your fair share of property or palimony, we have the skills to assist you.

Call (949) 536-7500 to schedule an initial consultation about your case.

Benefit from the Expertise of a Board Certified Family Law Specialist

Our firm is proud to be led by Attorney Sven Buncher, who is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist. This certification denotes his expert command of family law matters, including complex and nontraditional matters such as palimony or Marvin Actions. These types of cases require the meticulous and strategic attention of a well-versed lawyer with seasoned litigation skills. Our Irvine family lawyers fit this description.

For Skilled Legal Guidance, Contact The Buncher Law Corporation

If you would like to pursue palimony, our legal team can assist you with all the aspects of your Marvin action. We will carefully review the details of your case to determine if you have grounds to bring forward a Marvin Action.

Give us a call today for more information about how we can help you seek palimony.

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