Courtroom-themed shows have been a staple of syndicated television for many years. One of the earliest and most enduring examples of this realtiy-based genre (long before the term "reality TV" had even been coined) is Divorce Court. It may be hard for some of today's younger audiences to believe, but the original Divorce Court bowed in 1957 and lasted 12 years in daily syndication. A new, harder-edged Divorce Court bowed in 1985 and ran another five seasons. The current version, involving real-life divorcing couples and even more hard-edged, bowed in 1999. In both versions, divorcing couples presented their stories before the judge Voltaire Perkins in the 1950s and 1960s version; William B. Keene (best known for presiding over the William Bonin "freeway killer" trial) issued his rulings in the 1980s. A new case was presented each day, with usually but not always both litigants
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Below you'll find every episode from all 6 season of Divorce Court.
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S13 E13May 30, 2012
9 Kim vs June Neal He says she emasculates him and constantly teases him about his name; she says he would rather clean house than spend time with her.
S15 E04Sep 5, 2013
Mitchell vs. Mayweather She says she no longer wants to go to swingers' clubs; he says he sleeps on the couch while she socializes with her ex-boyfriends online.
S15 E05Sep 6, 2013
Cotton vs. Smith She says he waited until she was deeply in love with him before disclosing that he had 25 children; he says their marriage was an arrangement based on a lie.
S15 E06Sep 9, 2013
Rivers-Gilbert vs. Gilbert She says he quit his job and rushed to marry her in order to get his hands on her inheritance; he says she abandoned him and never told her family they were married.
S15 E07Sep 10, 2013
Caskey vs. Caskey She says she fears his controlling ways; he says she keeps the children away from him.
S15 E08Sep 11, 2013
Davis vs. Anthony She wishes he would stop playing video games and step into the real world; he says his trust in her is fading because of her recent bizarre behavior.
S15 E09Sep 12, 2013
Hawkins vs. McNeill A couple who live together have major issues with each other and want to work on them before they move toward marriage.
S15 E12Sep 17, 2013
Britton vs. Parker Jr. Recently engaged and incapable of trusting each other, a couple joins the court to resolve their issues before they decide to move on, but Phylicia already claims that she's ready to leave her insecure, jealous, and boring fiancé, David.