Alimony, Palimony, and (now) Preglimony - The Past, Present and Future of Support Obligations in Family Law


By Madeline Marzano-Lesnevich.

Originally printed in the New Jersey Law Journal, Vol. 209, No. 12, on September 17, 2012.

Former spouses may receive alimony; former partners may receive palimony; children indirectly receive child support; and now unborn children and their mothers may be able to receive preglimony. “Preglimony?” you ask. Is this even a word, perhaps a spoonerism or mash-up of some kind? If you Google it, the search engine will auto-complete the suffix of the word for you if you make it to p-r-e-g-l, so someone must have searched for it before you did.

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