This Isn’t the Way to Make Your California Divorce Go Smoothly

We can debate at length the best way to approach an Orange County Divorce: the best things to say or the best ways to act with an eye toward protecting your rights and interests. Every couple – every divorce – is different. There are, however, some things we can probably all also agree on: things one might want to think twice about if keeping the Los Angeles or Orange County divorce process smooth and as conflict-free as possible is going to be a priority. Parlaying your estranged celebrity ex’s name into reality TV stardom is surely one of those things.

This brings us to the case of Camille Grammer, soon-to-be ex-wife of Kelsey Grammer, the actor famous for his portrayal of Fraiser Crane on the TV series Cheers and, later, Fraiser. As the Los Angeles Times reports, Camille was recently announced as a cast member of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”. As the paper succinctly put it: “she promises not to speak about her divorce. (Right!)” Since The Daily Beast has already published articles quoting Camille on-screen musings about her break-up (“It was very hard walking down the red carpet knowing that my marriage was almost over.”) one suspects that the LA Times‘ sarcasm may not have been entirely misplaced.

Moments like these offer a useful reminder of how important the advice that an experienced Orange County divorce lawyer offers clients can be. It isn’t that there is anything wrong with reality TV per se, but one must question the wisdom of being perceived as cashing in on your ex’s name as a divorce action makes its way through the Los Angeles or Orange County family law court system.

If, for example, appearing on the program turns an otherwise civil California divorce negotiation into an acrimonious one, is it really worth it? This is the sort of advice an Orange County divorce attorney can offer, with an eye to the specifics of your particular situation.

LA Times: Bravo officials announces ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ lineup and premier date

The Daily Beast: Real Housewives goes 90210