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Walton v. Walton
California Court of Appeal
28 Cal. App. 3d 108, 104 Cal. Rptr. 472 (1972)
The California Family Law Act changed the grounds for divorce from a fault standard to a no-fault standard. Robert Walton (plaintiff) petitioned for the dissolution of his marriage to Norma Walton (defendant) on the ground of irreconcilable differences. Norma sought legal separation, rather than dissolution, on the same ground. The trial court granted Robert’s petition. Norma appealed, arguing that the court unconstitutionally impaired her contractual rights. The California Court of Appeal granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Kaufman, J.)
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