Does Palimony Exist in California?

Palimony is a similar idea to alimony for married couples. Palimony is essentially some sort of compensation when the relationship of a non-married couple comes to an end. California technically does not have palimony laws because this state does not recognize common law marriages. Without being married, neither party in a couple has rights to palimony. As with many rules, there are exceptions to this. The first exception would be if a couple had a common law marriage created in a state where they are recognized. California does recognize these types of common law marriages, making palimony possible in these cases. Continue reading