#RHOC Star Kelly Dodd Hires New Attorney To Move Divorce Forward!

Posted on Nov 14 2017 - 4:46pm by Staff Writer

Kelly Dodd is moving full steam ahead in her divorce to estranged husband, Michael Dodd.

On November 13, The Real Housewives of Orange County star, filed for “attorney substitution” papers with Orange County Superior Court — according to legal documents . The paperwork was added as part of Kelly and Michael’s divorce case from 2012, which was put on hold in 2014.

A “substitution of attorney” is a legal document that may be created during a lawsuit if a party wishes to replace its attorney with another one. Both attorneys must sign the document (which is otherwise void)

On September 27, the 44-year-old announced plans to file for divorce from Michael after eleven years of marriage. The couple shares a daughter, Jolie, 11. 

Kelly and Michael gave their marriage a second shot in 2012 — rebounding after Kelly’s initial decision to file for divorce.

The outspoken diva’s marriage woes has been well documented on Bravo’s reality series — with Kelly frequently voicing her annoyance with her soon-to-be ex.

The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Monday nights, on Bravo at 9:00 p.m. ET.

 

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  • Just My Opinion

    Now she can be the SLUT Whore she was always meant to be !!!

  • ScrappieONE

    Oh please she didn’t get new boob’s and vag renewal for nothing..

    • Chilequiles

      She’s always said she wasn’t happy, that’s called a swindler.

    • Chilequiles

      Man, now I’m hoping he fights for physical custody and doesn’t have to pay her for child support. He is retired and could do it. This way she can go party till her hearts content. Yea I do think she planned the whole thing out.

  • penny 2

    Bet he’s wishing it had been a 9 year marriage.

  • Txtea

    He seemed receptive and probably would’ve tried other avenues to save the marriage. But Kelly is an angry drunk and angry sober. Nothing will work with anyone ever if she doesn’t change those qualities.

  • Bryan

    There is a preview for the reunion up on the bravo site

    • YouGotTheRightOneNow

      Thanks Bryan!

      • Bryan

        You’re welcome

  • KokoBanned

    Shannon was still looking very zaftig on the reunion.

    • Bryan

      I noticed that too and thank you for using the word Zaftig, perfect use of it!

      • KokoBanned

        Ty Bryan. I wonder if the divorce is going to be a another “reason” for more drinking and overeating ??? This is where she will need to get her stuff together and stop making excuses for herself. Of course, this is in a normal world, for a normal woman. For the sake of those girl, I sure hope so.

        • Bryan

          You are absolutely right, I wonder how she will take it when he suddenly finds himself a new girlfriend and goes public with her?

          • Reillypie

            I’m sure that wont’ take long. He’s been thinking about it since the vow renewal -lol.

          • Bryan

            That’s right and maybe even before LOL

          • Maisey 😎 🌺

            During the vow renewal

          • KokoBanned

            Oof! She’s going to lose it. I hope she doesn’t bash him to her daughters.

          • Bryan

            I do too, those girls have been through enough

    • Jennymckitty

      I thought Shannon was looking good on WWHL. She looked like she had slimmed down some.

  • GirlPlz

    Go away

  • BetteDavisEyez1

    Well atleast Michael will no longer have to sleep with one eye open anymore.

  • lily

    I can’t stand any of this type of program and I don’t have a clue as to why anyone would.

  • Nathan Hastings

    Kelly is very entertaining and was the highlight of the show this season. She deserves the center orange next season.

  • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

    Shannon might be highly strung and overly emotional but Kelly takes the true title of Craziest HW. Nothing beats her calling the 12 year old son of her fling to ask him to help stop his parents contacting Kelly. That is supreme level batshit.

    • we”r”family

      What? That is awful.

      • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

        IKR? She revealed it on Heather McDonald’s podcast some time ago. It’s pretty scary TBH. She tried to brush it off that she had a good relationship with the kid but admitted it wasn’t the best move.

        • Trippinhhard

          I happy you cleared that up because I thought the man had to get a restraining order on Kelly to keep her from harassing his family. Thanks for the correct story.

          • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

            I think you might be right on that Trippin – I think she did have a restraining order.

  • we”r”family

    I thought this was going to be easy peasy…..
    Guess Michael isn’t going to cower in the corner.

  • Wtfmf

    After Kelly’s nightmare season last year, I became a fan. I always root for the underdog (unless of course I am the one favored.) Her husband showed her a lot of support last year and I was really rooting for them to make it. I’m sure we’re not getting the full story, but it seems at times that she is needlessly harsh with him and he dotes on her. I feel for Jolie.

    • Chickpea16

      At the last reunion talking about IVF, Kelly said Michael gave her the shots like it was expected, no big deal. Meghan and Heather said their husbands didn’t. The look of surprise and envy on Heather and Meghan faces that Michael was so attentive to Kelly made Kelly look like a spoiled brat.

      • Wtfmf

        So true

    • Trippinhhard

      She’s been tired of him and nothing he could do would please her. So he’s going to give her half of everything, plus child support and spousal support. I thought it was very kind of him to allow the mother and brother to live with a them. I assume the mother take are of their daughter (her grandchild).

      • Wtfmf

        He does seem kind. I also questioned why she would feel the need to have her family love with her. Is it his kindness or her codependency? Or perhaps, there is another layer we are not privy to. Maybe there has been physical or emotional violence and she needs to feel protection from him. Either way, it’s all conjecture but the situation speaks to a deeper issue. I hear you in regards to the child and spousal support, and I hope you’re wrong, but I see how one can see it that way. I just get a sense that there is a deep hurt between them.

        • Trippinhhard

          It probably is something deeper than what we read or see. I don’t watch but I read about the shows. Kelly is a handful and to have the cops called 7-8 times, something is going on in that house. California law says that after 10 you get half of everything. He’s worth several million dollars and Kelly doesn’t work. So spousal support along with child support according to the law.

    • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

      I couldn’t see what Michael was doing that was so irritating to Kelly. Usually we get to see something but she just seemed to hate him. The way she spoke about him to the make up artist was weird. I think she just wants a good time and he is a homebody and she resents him for that.

  • Trippinhhard

    I think that’s a good picture of Michael, he should keep the facial hair. He’s looking very good with his suit and tie on.
    Kelly will be free to do as wish and it won’t be anything she thought it will be. I do hope she doesn’t involve anyone’s kids in her new relationship.

    • ScrappieONE

      Well said

      • Trippinhhard

        Thank you

  • Jennymckitty

    I have no idea what goes on in Kelly’s house when the camera’s are off. Kelly comes off as the source of problems on the show but I imagine that she is reacting to something. There is a reason they were divorcing the first time and it sounded like it was rather contentious ..especially over custody. I can’t imagine custody will go smoothly this time around.

    • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

      It’s a weird one isn’t it? Usually the cameras would catch something – like everyone though David Beador was the victim in their first season then it turned out he was having an affair and a passive aggressive jerk. I don’t see it at all with Michael. He seems supportive, even has her family living with them.

      • Jennymckitty

        You know, if this was the first time they separated, I’d believe that the Michael on TV is the “real” Michael. I wouldn’t question his part in this and put the blame firmly on Kelly. But they were separated and filed before. Michael fought tooth and nail seemingly to strong arm her into coming back. That whole situation makes me think there is more to the story.

    • ScrappieONE

      I have a good feeling alcohol is a big problem in that house. We’ve seen how quickly Kelly can light off when alcohol is involved and she nothing is off limits.

  • TartLemon

    I’m feeling a bit of empathy for Kelly. Always before, she was a mean, hateful loud mouthed B*TCH. By the end of this season, Kelly seems to have come to grips with some solutions and has softened quite a bit.

    The Shannon-Kelly alliance has a lot of potential. Who woulda thunk it?

    • MsM

      Who are you and what have you done with Tart???

      • Champagne Hangover

        Kelly kidnapped her and hacked her account! 😳😜

        • MsM

          ROFL! Champs!! I almost spit coffee all over my laptop!!

    • Wtfmf

      I love how you said I have a bit of empathy for Kelly and then called her a mean bitch on the next sentence…I am still cracking up, lol. I love Kelly, but even if I have to admit that I totally get where you are coming from :-).

  • Champagne Hangover

    Sorry, but although Kelly has charm, SHE is a textbook narcissist. Having been raised by one and having one as a sibling, I know a narcissist when I see one. It ain’t Michael. There’s a reason why her child is obese yet she had the nerve to attack Shannon over her weight or try to make Meghan feel like a neglectful mother. It is cuz narcissists routinely accuse others of what they themselves actually are including being narcissists or shitty mothers. I hope Michael gets custody of that kid. She’s nothing more than a tubby prop and pawn to her mother. Otherwise, she’s background noise or a hindrance to her party hardy lifestyle. That said, I can’t WAIT for this pack of hyenas to turn on her. It will be popcorn worthy. 🍿

    • Wtfmf

      Wait, you just said narcissists routinely accuse others of what they themselves actually are…just after you accused Kelly of being a narcissist! Omg, does this mean I am a narcissist too?!