14 Jan: Scutari Measure To Require Palimony Agreements To Be Put In Writing Is Now Law

TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senator Nicholas P. Scutari which would prohibit the enforcement of palimony agreements that have not been put in writing, has been signed by Governor Jon Corzine.

“This new law will help to clear up any disputes caused by the ‘he said, she said,’ that often surfaces after the dissolution of a relationship,” said Senator Scutari, D-Union. “The days of accepting a promise on a handshake, a wink and a nod are gone. The reality is that we live in a litigious society, and legislation like this will help clear up any confusion before cases are heard, by clarifying what is expected by each partner in the relationship.”