This Comment explores the developing legal protections available in nonmarital relationships, and the corresponding problems and public policy concerns arising from the legal recognition, and nonrecognition, of the property rights of unmarried cohabitors.
II. Defining the Problem: The Legal Distinctions between Married Spouses, Putative Spouses,and Meretricious Spouses
III. Limiting the Application of the “Meretricious Spouse Rule”
IV. Theories of Recovery … A. Marital Status … B. Express Oral Agreement … C. Express Written Agreement … D. Contracts Implied-In-Fact … E. Contracts Implied-In-Law
V. Amount of Recovery
VI. Enforcement of Agreements between Unmarried Cohabitors in Nebraska
VII. Recommendations for Legislative Action
Elisabeth Townsend Davis,
The Enforcement of Cohabitation Agreements: Theories of Recovery for the Meretricious Spouse,
61 Neb. L. Rev.
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