A few weeks ago the obvious Southern California divorce storyline in Bravo’s “Real Housewives” franchise involved the network’s decision to cast Kelsey Grammar’s soon-to-be-ex-wife, Camille, as part of the Beverly Hills version of the show. This week, however, word broke that Vicki Gunvalson, a cast member of the longer-established Orange County edition, filed for an Orange County divorce from her husband Donn, becoming the second member of the show’s cast to start marital dissolution proceedings this season.
In that contradictory way that sometimes seems to make sense only in the entertainment industry, Gunvalson gave an “exclusive” interview about her Orange County divorce to US Magazine in which she explained that “we want to keep this as private as possible.” One paragraph after that quote the magazine noted that “Gunvalson also addressed the split on her official Facebook page.”
At moments like this it usually bears repeating: the more public you insist on making your divorce, the harder it is likely to be to make the process smooth and amicable.
The advice offered by an Orange County divorce lawyer can be especially valuable at times like these. With expertise in the complexities of both family law and the court system an experienced Costa Mesa, Anaheim or Santa Ana divorce attorney can help clients find the strategy most likely to protect their interests and to ensure that they receive everything they deserve. In doing so, your attorney can also help alleviate concerns or frustrations that might otherwise manifest themselves in public outbursts like the ones I have documented in this blog over the last few months – outbursts that will not necessarily help your cause.
This applies as much to the issue of child custody and visitation as to the division of a couple’s material assets. Issues that can become emotional are best handled with legal representation that is both skilled and compassionate. Giving careful thought to both the public and the private aspects of your Orange County divorce and working closely with an experienced Orange County divorce attorney is the approach that stands the best chance of bringing you smoothly through what can often be one of life’s most difficult passages.