Louisiana State Bar - Badge
Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization 1993 - Badge
Baton Rouge Bar Association - Badge
United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit - Badge
Seal of The Supreme Court of The United States - Badge
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts - Badge

Wife who Asks Husband to Postpone Elective Surgery Guilty of “Cruel Treatment”

A 56 yr old woman with severe medical problems, whose husband of 24 years left her and filed for divorce, asked the court in Livingston Parish for an award of final periodic spousal support. At trial, and on cross examination, the woman admitted that she had failed to accompany her husband on a trip to Cancun, Mexico where he was scheduled to have an elective gastric bypass operation. She testified that she asked her husband to postpone the operation for 3 months. She was babysitting her grandson during the day, and wanted her husband to postpone the operation until the Christmas holidays, when the baby’s mother, her daughter, had time off from work. The trial judge denied the wife’s claim for child support without hearing any testimony from the husband and held that her refusal to go to Mexico when the husband wanted amounted to “cruel treatment.” The case is being appealed by the COSENZA LAW FIRM to the First Circuit Court of appeal in Cauthron v. Cauthron, No. 2012-CA-0913.

What Our Clients Say

I hired Louis to represent me in my custody battle. From the start he was upfront and honest with me, if he said he was going to do something he did it and he never attempted to settle for anything less than what I was asking. He was not afraid to go head to head with opposing counsel which is what...


I had no idea how to even look for an attorney when I found myself needing one. Mr. Cosenza is the best attorney I have encountered, and I took a lot of time finding one. He is brilliant in matters of the law. He approached my case from every angle. I am so thankful he was my attorney. I started out...


My journey with Mr. Cosenza began nearly 3 years ago when I contacted him about divorce proceedings. During our initial consultation he told me exactly what to expect and we discussed cost, which I thought reasonable. After retaining him as my attorney and finalizing my divorce, things became fairly...


Working with Louis Cosenza truly helped to make my very difficult emotional and legal situation feel much more comfortable as I knew his experience and expertise was there to support and guide me. He knows the law and he does his very best to use that knowledge to represent his clients in and out of...


I would like to start by saying I am from TX and my ex wife tried to file a judgment in LA. I contacted a number of lawyers that explained to me that this maybe a process that they could look into. I spoke with Mr. Cosenza with his 30 plus year of experience and he assured me this was not going to...


Contact Us

  1. 1 Over 40 Years Experience
  2. 2 Personalized Legal Representation
  3. 3 Serving the Greater Baton Rouge Area
Fill out the contact form or call us at 225-647-6644 to schedule your consultation.

Leave Us a Message