“You’re Ugly, I want a Divorce”

The Love Story turns “Ugly”

Man falls for woman.  Man and woman get married in China.  The happy couple conceive their first baby and enjoy nine months of marital bliss.  

Then the baby comes and there’s a problem.  The father finds the baby hideously ugly.  So ugly, in fact, that he can’t believe it came from him.  

Prelude to Divorce: Adultery or Something Else?

He’s immediately suspicious and begins investigating to figure out what happened.  It turns out, his wife was completely loyal and faithful to him during the marriage.  

However when they got married there was one thing she had kept from him.  She had previously received extensive facial plastic surgery, reportedly to the tune of over $100,000.

“What?  You aren’t really attractive?” –  Divorce Time

So, the husband filed for divorce on the grounds of “false pretenses”.  Interestingly, the false pretense in this case was that  the wife was genetically not as attractive as she appeared to be.  This led to the unexpected result for the husband of the “ugly” baby.

Now here’s the weird part.  The man not only got his divorce, but he successfully sued his wife for $120,000 in damages.  

Here’s one link to the story divorce story here, however it’s all over the internet if you’re interested in searching for more.

Don’t Worry, Divorce in Minnesota is not the Same

And for those of you out there like me who weren’t blessed to look like Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie, don’t worry, looks are not grounds for divorce in Minnesota.  You only have to show there’s been an “irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.”

All joking aside, the take away message here: It’s a good idea to be open and honest about your marital relationship to avoid these kind of unpleasant surprises later.  Minnesota is a “no fault” divorce state, so the standard is effectively very low to get the actual divorce.

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Hello. I'm Matt Majeski. I'm a divorce lawyer and family law attorney. In 2009, I founded Majeski Law, LLC. Equipped with a degree in Law & Psychology, I decided to focus my law practice solely on divorce and family law matters. Although I serve individuals throughout the state of Minnesota, most of my clients live in Ramsey, Dakota, Washington, Anoka, and Chisago county. I've been Co-Chair of the Family Law Section of the Ramsey County Bar Association since 2014. In addition, I've been an active member of the Minnesota State, Ramsey County, and Washington County Bar Association since 2009, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts since 2012. Besides volunteering at the Washington County Legal Advice Clinic, through the Volunteer Lawyers Network (in Minneapolis, Minnesota) I've also been able to serve a number of individuals pro bono in several civil matters. When I'm not practicing law, my two daughters keep me busy running around, stepping on Legos, and playing computer games. In addition, those who know me on a personal level, know I have a deep appreciation for Star Wars and Tootsie-Rolls, and that I humor my wife's love for, The Packers.