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Because the family law act is intended to eliminate

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Unformatted text preview: has held that the Family Law Act suggests that property accumulated by nonmarital partners in an actual family relationship should be divided equally. Although courts have generally not recognized the fact, common law principles hold that implied contacts can arise from the conduct of the parties. Courts have allowed partners to retain a proportionate share of funds or property contributed to a relationship, but have disallowed such an interest based on contribution of services. Because the Family Law Act is intended to eliminate fault as a basis for dividing marital property, implied contractual claims should be allowed in nonmarital relationships. Results: o The Appellate Court found that Michelle suffered no harm due to her relationship with Lee. Lee had not...
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This document was uploaded on 03/06/2014 for the course POLISCI 122 at Stanford.

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