Reports of cases heard and determined in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York Volume 110. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 Excerpt: ...a written contract with the plaintiff to assign to her securities aggregating approximately $10,000 and to pay to her in addition to the income arising therefrom for the support of herself and children such a sum as would make $1,000 per annum. The securities were assigned, but the defendant failed to pay the difference between the income and the $1,000, and the first cause of action set out in the complaint seeks to recover therefor.. The defendant insists that the agreement is void as against public policy. If it were a mere contract between a husband and wife, then_living together to separate and live apart in the future, this would be true. It would then be an agreement practically dissolving the marriage relation, and one which the law does not permit. (lV/tillzey v. W/titney, 4 App. Div. 597.) But in the present case the separation had already taken place. An action was pending to obtain a decree of limited divorce. Where a separation exists as a fact and is not produced or occasioned by the contract, an agreement that the parties will continue to live apart and that the husband will pay a certain sum for the maintenance of his wife and children, is valid and can be enforced. (Pettit v. Pettit, 107 N. Y. 677; Galusha v. Galiusha, 116 id. 635; Lawson v. Lawson, 56 App. Div. 535.) The defendant further claims that the contract is invalid because it was made between the husband and wife without the intervention of a trustee. We are of the opinion that this omission does not invalidate it. It is true that in most of the cases in-which the courts have passed upon contracts of this character, the contracts were made with a trustee for the benefit of the wife. N0 trustee appears to have been employed in Pettit v. Pettit (supra) or Lawson v. Lawson (supra), a...
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