Esther joint tenancy because of tax. She paid all

Esther was Wife and Robert
were Husband. They married in 1943. When they married, they had already 4
children in previous marriage. Husband 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. Wife 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. Husband didn’t contribute about the house and instead told her that
that’s her house.  The value of house
became $167,500. They divorced in 1977. Husband asked to share the house. He filed a suit. Trial Court ruled
in favor of Esther. Husband appealed.