Esther and Robert were spouses. They married in
1943. When they married, they had already 4 children in previous marriage. Robert
had worked for almost 34 years after marriage. However, he drank so much and
lost his job in 1970. Fortunately, he received disability pension by government
from 1973. Esther worked 16 years after their marriage. She had various jobs
such as housekeeper, children helper, etc. finally she got the job at the local
hospital. She asked him to have her separate bank account and Robert agreed
with her request. She paid her separate money for her family expense. Finally,
he bought a house with $17,500 in San Rafael in 1963. When she bought the
house, real estate agent told her that she had better buy with joint tenancy
because of tax. She paid all costs such as loan, tax, repair cost, etc. Robert
didn’t contribute about the house and instead told her that that’s her house.  The value of house became $167,500.