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Pyeatte v. Pyeatte

Arizona Court of Appeals, Division 1
135 Ariz. 346 (1982)


Facts

During their marriage, H. Charles Pyeatte (defendant) and his wife, Margrethe (plaintiff) agreed that Margrethe would financially support Charles through law school without him having to work. The couple further agreed that when Charles graduated from law school, Charles would financially support Margrethe so she could obtain a master's degree. Margrethe lost her job during Charles's third year of law school, and the couple lived on savings. Both Charles and Margrethe contributed to the savings, but Margrethe contributed more. After Charles graduated, his law-firm position did not provide sufficient income to support the couple's living expenses and Margrethe’s graduate school education. Consequently, Charles and Margrethe agreed to defer Margrethe's education until they became financially stable. Margrethe then got a part-time job as a teacher. Shortly thereafter, Charles told Margrethe he no longer wanted to be married to her, and Margrethe filed for divorce. The trial court found that there was a valid and binding agreement that Charles had breached by failing to pay for Margrethe’s graduate school education. The court awarded Margrethe $23,000 as damages for breach of contract. Charles appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Corcoran, J.)

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