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Worthley v. Worthley

Supreme Court of California
283 P.2d 19 (1955)


Facts

Edward Worthley (husband) (defendant) and Ruth Worthley (wife) (plaintiff) were living in New Jersey when they separated. A New Jersey court ordered the husband to make weekly support payments to the wife. The husband did so until he left New Jersey the following year. Several years after that, the wife filed a lawsuit against the husband in California, where he had relocated. She requested that the New Jersey decree be established as a California decree and sought to recover the amount owed to her in arrears as well as an order that the husband’s payments to her continue in the future. A California court declined to enforce the decree. The wife appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Traynor, J.)

Dissent (Spence, J.)

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