Senate bill S2553 was recently passed out of committee. This bill, which is headed to our state Assembly would require that all palimony agreements entered into before January 18, 2010 (the date the amendment to NJSA 25:1-5 was signed into law) be in writing to be enforceable. This marks a major departure from current case law which has declined to apply the 2010 law retroactively, and if passed will mean that anyone seeking to enforce oral promises of support should head off to their nearest lawyer’s office to have an agreement prepared. To do otherwise will future support in the event of a break up in serious doubt.
If you or anyone you know will be or could be affected by this potential loss of support contact the Law office of Helen Glass.