Friday, December 11, 2009

Breast Implants as Marital Property?

The North Dakota Supreme Court heard a case last week questioning whether a wife's breast implants and surgical eye improvements (through Lasik) are marital assets to be divided on divorce.

"Do we have any lines to be drawn? Is dental work a marital asset? Is a hip replacement a marital asset?" Justice Daniel Crothers asked attorney Christina Sambor during Supreme Court arguments on Thursday.

Sambor represents Erik Isaacson, of Mandan, who is appealing South Central District Judge Robert Wefald's decision to exclude the value of his former wife Traci's breast implants and Lasik vision improvement surgery from a list of their assets and debts. Sambor said the expense should be included in instances when a medical expense is "clearly cosmetic, elective, (and) non-necessary." Insurance companies often make those judgments in deciding what to cover, she said.

I think the district judge's comments about the issue are great:

"I can't imagine people would actually waste time thinking that breast implants are marital assets. It just defies common sense.  I don't know how you would expect me to award breast implants, if you want me to have them cut out and given to Mr. Isaacson. It is absolutely nonsense."

Read the news report here.

AC

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This is really something. It is like treating your partner as a thing because she had breast augmentation? An asset that needs to be divided during a divorce?

Posted by: Breast Augmentation Los Angeles | Mar 1, 2010 3:30:35 PM

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Posted by: dental health care | Apr 29, 2010 1:56:56 PM

I can't imagine people would actually waste time thinking that breast implants are marital assets. It just defies common sense. I don't know how you would expect me to award breast implants, if you want me to have them cut out and given to Mr. Isaacson. It is absolutely nonsense. thank for the information.

Posted by: vintage diecast cars | May 5, 2010 3:43:48 PM

Would a man expect to give up a penis pump in a divorce? The reason men are expecting to be reimbursed for breast implants is because breasts are seen as sexual objects, and men feel they have a sexual claim in their ex-wives. It's unfair. They got their pleasure out of it.

Posted by: CAPlastic Surgeon | Aug 31, 2010 2:40:45 PM

Haha! This is hillarious! One porn star is selling her used implants for charity, the other woman is about to give one implant back to her ex-husband... This world is crazy!

Posted by: Breast enlargement | Oct 26, 2011 4:01:27 PM

I can't imagine people would actually waste time thinking that breast implants are marital assets. It just defies common sense. I don't know how you would expect me to award breast implants, if you want me to have them cut out and given to Mr. Isaacson. It is absolutely nonsense. thank for the information.

Posted by: rc cars | Nov 16, 2011 2:52:58 AM

In the wonderful world of divorce I have seen much worse, not to mention fighting over cats dogs and livestock.

Posted by: Jeff Patterson | May 1, 2013 12:53:14 PM

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