WHEN THE SWAN BECOMES THE UGLY DUCKLING

“Hot Bodies” is the featured spread in the June 3, 2013 edition of US Weekly magazine. Beautiful men and women in beautiful clothes, more or less, appear on the next 42 pages. But what about when ugly happens to beautiful people? If your “ten” becomes a negative number, do you have any rights? In Louisiana, a spouse’s cruel treatment may entitle the other spouse to certain remedies. Cruel treatment is a phrase that courts define on a case by case basis. If outrageous enough and not due to a medical condition, a spouse’s failure to attend to his or her personal appearance might constitute cruel treatment. But talk to a divorce lawyer before you leave home looking for that hot number or you might get burned.