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Cockrill v. Cockrill
Arizona Supreme Court
124 Ariz. 50, 601 P.2d 1334 (1979)
Robert Cockrill owned a farming business at the time of his marriage to Rose Cockrill. During the marriage, the net worth of the business increased by $79,000. Robert and Rose later divorced. The trial court held that the $79,000 increase in value was community property, because the increase was attributable to the labor of Robert and therefore the community (or marriage). Robert appealed, contending that the increase was attributable to the inherent nature of the property. The Arizona Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Gordon, J.)
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