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Rozan v. Rozan

Supreme Court of California
49 Cal. 2d 322 (1957)


Mrs. Rozan (plaintiff) filed a petition against Mr. Rozan (defendant) for dissolution of marriage, spousal support, custody of their child, and a division of their community property. Mr. and Mrs. Rozan moved to California in July 1948. The Rozans acquired property and money from Mr. Rozan’s career as an oil broker. In May 1949, the Rozans lost the property and money they had acquired. Mr. and Mrs. Rozan continued to live in California. Mr. Rozan continued his work as an oil broker. The Rozans subsequently purchased real property in North Dakota. The trial court determined that the North Dakota properties were community property and awarded Mrs. Rozan a 65 percent share of the property based on evidence of extreme cruelty in the marriage. Mr. Rozan appealed the trial court’s judgment.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Traynor, J.)

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