58 B.C. L. Rev. 1 (2017)

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         THE LAW OF NONMARRIAGE


                       ALBERTINA ANTOGNINI

IN T R O D U C T IO N   .......................................................................................................................  3
I. NONMARRIAGE Is (JUST LIKE) MARRIAGE ...................................................................... 10
A. Palim   ony: Concerns     Over Bigamy      ................................................................................... 11
B. Marital Property Rights for Nonmarital Couples By Analogy ................................. 16
C. Marriage and Nonmarriage: One Continuous Whole .................................................. 18
D. Termination of Alimony: Proof of Sex ......................................................................... 21
   1. Sex  in  L ieu  of  Support  .............................................................................................. 23
   2. N onm   arriage  as  M arriage  ........................................................................................   28
II. N ONM  ARRIAGE     Is  N OT  M ARRIAGE     .................................................................................. 30
A. Language of Love: Economic Exchange Not Recognized ................................................. 31
   1. L overs  A re  N ot  Spouses ..........................................................................................   32
   2. Lovers   Are  N  ot B usiness  Partners ...........................................................................  41
B. Beyond Love or Money: Economic Exchange Recognized ........................................... 43
   1. U njust Enrichm    ent: Less   Than  H  alf ......................................................................... 43
   2. Turning    to  Intent: Equal D  istribution  .......................................................................  46
C. Marriage and Nonmarriage: Separate and Distinct .................................................... 48
III. NONMARRIAGE AS A SITE TO PROMOTE MARRIAGE ................................................... 52
A. Denying Property Rights Promotes Marriage .............................................................. 52
B. Awarding Property Rights Promotes Marriage ............................................................ 54
C. D ivorce  Versus   Separation ..........................................................................................  56
IV. A CRITIQUE OF THE LAW           OF NONMARRIAGE .................................................................. 58
A. The Duties of Marriage and Nonmarriage .................................................................. 58
B .  B eyond  M arriage  .............................................................................................................. 6 1
C O N C L U S IO N   ......................................................................................................................... 6 3




















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