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Marvin v. Marvin (Palimony) in Social History of American Families: An Encyclopedia


Margaret Ryznar


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

March 20, 2013

Social History of American Families: An Encyclopedia, Lawrence Ganong, ed., 2014

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While divorce law provides for property division, the term “palimony” was coined in the 1970’s to describe a financial settlement made upon the break-up of an unmarried, cohabiting couple (i.e., one that lives together and engages in a sexual relationship outside of marriage). In developing the contours of palimony and determining how property should be divided when an unmarried couple ends the relationship, courts have struggled to balance legal requirements, fairness, and public policy. This encyclopedic entry considers the law and public policy regarding palimony (the division of property upon the termination of a cohabitation), focusing on the Lee Marvin case.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 4

Keywords: family law, domestic relations, encyclopedia, palimony, cohabitation, Lee Marvin, assets division, break-up, relationship

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Date posted: April 10, 2013 ; Last revised: April 15, 2013

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Ryznar, Margaret, Marvin v. Marvin (Palimony) in Social History of American Families: An Encyclopedia (March 20, 2013). Social History of American Families: An Encyclopedia, Lawrence Ganong, ed., 2014. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2236492

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Margaret Ryznar (Contact Author)
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )
530 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States

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