Divorce Court Summary

  • Divorce Court is 5 hours per show taping long
  • 10 shows per week Taping(s) per week
  • Opened July 8, 1999
  • Show Closes: Open ended
  • Courtroom Drama / Reality Show
  • Cable

Judge Lynn Toler presides over Divorce Court that features real litigants and their disputes, not actors playing a role or reading a script.

Divorce Court Broadcast Time

Various times as the show is syndicated

Divorce Court Host Profile

Judge Lynn Toler graduated from Harvard University and The University of Pennsylvania Law School. At age 33 she was elected as the judge for The Cleveland Heights Municipal Court. Judge Lynn was always active in her community aiding in programs designed to mentor the young and at-risk girls. Toler has written a variety of books including her most recent work "Making Marriage Work: New Rules for an Old Institution.

Divorce Court Background

Judge Lynn Toler mediates real disputes of couples who have allegedly filed for divorce. Divorce Court has completed over two thousand episodes, and has become one of the most successful courtroom drama series. Litigants will be in the process of divorcing, preparing to file for divorce or legally separated. The show is focused on settling property disputes (i.e. cars, furniture, electronics, appliances, collections, jewelry, etc.) that can't otherwise be resolved. The judgment is legal and each person is paid a $500 appearance fee regardless of the court's ruling.

Divorce Court revolves around the disputes of couples filing for divorce. Judge Mablean Ephriam was the adjudicator of the series for seven seasons, and is no longer on the show. All the couples portrayed on the show were real, with no scripted actors.

After almost two decades in Los Angeles, Divorce Court announced that the show would be moving to Atlanta for season 20. In addition to reduced production costs, Divorce Court claims they get less couples in to appear on the show in Los Angeles than the Atlanta area.

Tyler Perry Studios

315 Deshler Street SW Atlanta, GA 30310
Studio Information

Divorce Court Ticket Information

Apply for tickets for this show by calling 877 311 2222
This show will pay audience members to attend, usually for a whole day of ten hours, when two shows are taped.

Divorce Court Show Schedule

The show currently tapes ten shows per week at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta GA
The show has previously taped at the Sunset Bronson Studios in Los Angeles, CA and at the NEP Studios in NYC

Cast Members

Judge
Lynn Toler

Production Credits