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Published on Dec 5, 2013
The costs of divorce, child custody, celebrity splits and the media handling of divorce today is discussed with renowned attorneys Tai Glenn and Alexandra Leichter. We discuss divorce court bias against men, celebrity divorce attorneys that prey on fame, and the reasons that it is so expensive to end a marriage--both in and out of the public eye--in this Media Mayhem interview.
GUEST BIOS: Tai Glenn has been an advocate for the rights of the poor throughout her 20 year career. Ms. Glenn has dedicated her career to alleviating poverty and the well being and safety of children and families. Glenn is the 2011 recipient of Loyola Law School's Public Interest Award, serves as a City of Los Angeles Rent Adjustment Commissioner and is a member of the American Bar Association's Commission on Homelessness and Poverty. She taught housing and tenant/landlord law at Loyola Law School for seven years and currently serves as Co-Chair of the board of PATH Ventures, the community development arm of People Assisting the Homeless.
Alexandra Leichter received her B.A. degree in Mathematics from UCLA in 1969 and her J.D. degree in 1972 from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. She was named a "Southern California Super Lawyer" for over ten years and was adjudged one of the "Top 50 Female Southern California Super Lawyers." She has also been distinguished as one of the "Best Lawyers in America®." and is a Martindale Hubbell "AV Preeminent® " rated attorney.
EPISODE BREAKDOWN: 00:01 Welcome to Media Mayhem. 01:00 Introducing Tai Glenn and Alexandra Leichter. 05:50 The cost of financing a divorce in America. 08:30 The components that drive up the cost of a divorce. 12:00 The process of dealing with a custody battle in a divorce. 15:30 Celebrity divorce lawyers Dennis and Laura Wasser prey on celebrities. 21:30 Courts neglecting children in divorce trials and the rights children have in these disputes. 26:30 The disadvantage that men and stay at home parents have in a custody battle. 31:30 The possibility of losing a custody battle due to a lack of finances. 37:00 Celebrity lawyers passing around high end divorce cases in Beverly Hills. 43:00 The media's role in high profile divorce cases. 47:00 Representation for and evaluation of children in a divorce. 53:50 Thanks and goodbye.