The New Jersey Senate on June 29 passed legislation that, if enacted, would retroactively apply a 2010 law requiring all palimony agreements to be put into writing if they are to be enforceable.

The Senate, in a 22-14 vote, passed S2553, which would overturn the state Supreme Court’s 2014 ruling in Maeker v. Ross. In that case, the court unanimously ruled that there was nothing in the language of the 2010 law that suggested it was meant to apply retroactively.

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