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palimony

(ˈpæləmoni)
n. alimony—living expenses—paid to a common-law wife or to a former girlfriend. He left her, and she took him to court to try to get him to pay palimony.
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After they broke up, Cora sued Bernard for palimony, claiming that they had agreed to share their assets equally.
In 1999, after learning that Shapiro was involved with another woman, Chenchark filed a palimony suit in Nevada state court against Shapiro for approximately $5 million, alleging breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty Shapiro died in 2001 during the palimony suit.
The palimony case is the latest in a string of such suits filed since the term was coined in 1977 after actor Lee Marvin's companion, Michelle Triola, won a landmark lawsuit.
A new word, palimony, entered the language and suddenly discarded lovers were taking the stars to the cleaners.
The film is based on the life of American showman Liberace, who allegedly had a five-year relationship with his bodyguard boyfriend Thorson, before he filed a palimony suit against the entertainer in 1982.
By contrast, King was dragged out of the closet by a palimony suit, while Navratilova tiptoed out little by little, going fully public only toward the end of her career.
The firm specializes in divorce, legal separation, spousal and child support issues, child custody matters, palimony, paternity and cohabitation, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements.
Lawyers were ordered to thoroughly research the ground-breaking agreement - dubbed a palimony pre-nup - as other celebrity couples may want one.
Then there was that deal where the Philadelphia 76ers sued former coach Larry Brown for palimony.
The irony being that, in his comeback following a celebrated palimony case from his former lover (and not to say Liberace was vain, but he had a plastic surgeon reconstruct the guy's face in his own image) he broke all records at Radio City and became a massive gay icon.
In 1981, Billie Jean King's former secretary and lover filed a suit, alleging that the tennis star owed her palimony.
Of course that palimony suit he lost to the male dancer must have set him back a bit, but I fancy there's been a few high jinks.
The Seventh Circuit also noted that previous courts had concluded that payments made under an antenuptial agreement or Marvin-type palimony payments are generally gifts, rather than taxable income.
Carrie dumped the millionaire over the phone and then slapped him with a 35 million dollars palimony suit, but eventually dropped the litigation.