Does spousal support apply where there is no official marriage but living together?

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Does spousal support apply where there is no official marriage but living together?

Does spousal support apply where there is no official marriage but living
together?

Asked on April 19, 2018 under Family Law, Ohio

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, your state (Ohio) does not appear to give "spousal" support (sometimes called "palimony") to unmarried romantic partners. In your state, either you are married or you are not married--there is no in-between or recognized status for "no official marriage but...living together." Living together does not give you the rights or protections that marriage would.


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