Watts v. Watts

Watts v. Watts - Contracts 10/13 Restitution Watts v Watts...

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Contracts 10/13 Restitution Watts v. Watts, Supreme Court of Wisconsin, 1987 Facts : the case involves a dispute between Sue Ann Evans Watts (plaintiff) and James Watts (defendant) over their respective interests in property accumulated during their nonmarital cohabitation relationship which spanned 12 years. The parties met in 1967. Plaintiff was living with her parents and working full time as a nurse’s aid in preparation for a nursing career. Shortly after the parties met, the defendant persuaded the plaintiff to move in with him and quit her job. The defendant “indicated” that he would provide for her. The parties began living together in a marriage-like relationship. They indicated they were married on tax returns, bank accounts, etc… She assumed his last name and gave his last name to her 2 children. She performed typical housewife duties (caring for the home and children, etc…). She asserts that because of her domestic and business contributions, the business and personal wealth of the couple increased, and she wasn’t
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2011 for the course LAW 501 taught by Professor Roy during the Fall '08 term at Ole Miss.

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