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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Helen M. Devaney v. Francis A. L’Esperance


Cohabitation is one of the many factors a trial judge should consider in determining whether a plaintiff has proven a marital-type relationship to support a cause of action for palimony. In these highly personalized cases, it is conceivable that a plaintiff, even in the absence of cohabitation, may establish a marital-type relationship and prove a cause of action for palimony. In the present, however, there was sufficient credible evidence for the trial judge to reject plaintiff’s palimony claim.