The divorce attorney with the most successful divorce cases in the past 50 years has been the former attorney for the country’s first female president, Gloria Steinem.
But she is not alone in her battle against financial hardship.
In a post on Facebook, Gloria Boudreaux of the law firm of Jones Day & Harlan wrote that she had been forced to “put my marriage, my home, my family, my work, my children, my health, my marriage and my family together again in order to be able to survive.”
She is the second woman to have her divorce overturned after a judge ruled that the ex-husband, the late former Texas Governor Ann Richards, was not the only party to cause the divorce.
In 2008, a judge overturned the marriage of the former president’s ex-wife, Michelle Boudreau, and then-husband Michael Bloomberg.
Gloria Boudreaaux, who had no formal law license and no professional experience, sued the former governor and Bloomberg in 2004, alleging they stole her money and threatened to divorce her and her family.
In 2009, a Texas court ruled that Ms. Boudreyaux’s ex did not have the right to cause her divorce because she did not meet the requirements for filing for divorce.
In 2010, a New York court ruled Ms. Richards’ divorce was invalid because her ex-boyfriend, Michael Bloomberg, was never the “sole party” who filed for divorce in her divorce case.
A Texas court in the late 1980s granted Ms. Steinem’s divorce to her ex, then-governor Ann Richards.
In 2012, a Louisiana judge overturned a divorce from a former President Bill Clinton and his then-wife Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Ms. Steines divorce is among the first of its kind, although the Supreme Court has not yet taken up the case.
The case was one of several involving women who sued former President Donald Trump and his family for damages and to force the release of documents related to their marriages.
The ex-president, who died in August 2017, is among those whose divorce lawsuits were not brought to court.
In October, a federal appeals court upheld a lower court ruling in Ms. Trump’s divorce case that the former First Lady had the right not to sue Mr. Trump for the $5 million that he allegedly demanded from her.
The former president did not respond to requests for comment.
In December, the New York State Supreme Court rejected Ms. Clinton’s attempt to have a divorce dismissed after it was found that she was not able to make the necessary legal arguments and the divorce was not valid because she was married to the man who sued her.
Mr. Trump has said the divorce case was the biggest legal headache of his presidency.
He has also defended the decision to sue his wife, who has not seen her ex since he left office.
He is a frequent guest on The Dr. Oz Show, and in a 2010 interview, he said his ex-wives divorce had been an issue for him since he was a young man.
“I didn’t have much of a problem with it until they started divorcing me,” he said.
“You have a spouse, a spouse who is living with you, a parent, and you can’t take care of your children,” he added.
“That’s the reality of divorce.”
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