‘Divorce Court’ Judge Lynn Toler Exits Series After 13 Years

Lynn Toler (Credit: Divorce Court)

Lynn Toler is out and Faith Jenkins is in.

In a video posted to Twitter Thursday, Toler announced she had departed Divorce Court after 13 years.

“I couldn’t wait any longer because the news is coming out and I wanted you to hear it from me. I’ve left Divorce Court, we parted ways. I had 13 great years. It was time to move on,” she said.

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A source close to the series told Urban Hollywood 411 that Toler left the show months ago, following a dispute over pay.

“She was asking for too much money,” the source said, adding that show producers declined Toler’s request, and told her she would be replaced.

Faith Jenkins will take over the judge’s bench next season. Despite the changes, Toler praised her replacement in her comments on Twitter.

“They found a replacement — Judge Faith,” she said. “She’s good looking and she’s smart and she’s capable, and I think she’ll take Divorce Court to another level.”

Toler, a former Cleveland municipal court judge, joined the series in 2006. In her social media post, she asked fans to embrace Jenkins.

“I remember when I took over for Judge Mablean [Ephriam]. There was a lot of consternation and people got cranky because people don’t like new things. But I’m saying give her a chance because she’s really good at what she does. She’s going to be different, she’s going to be good,” said Toler, who hinted that fans will see her soon in some new projects.

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Faith Jenkins (Credit: Judge Faith)
Faith Jenkins (Credit: Judge Faith)

Jenkins is a New York-based attorney who led her own syndicated legal show, Judge Faith, from 2014 to 2018.

“I started watching Divorce Court in law school, so to be now joining the show is quite surreal,” Jenkins said in a press release. “My legal expertise combined with my personal life experience – including years of dating in the world of social media and technology – provides me a unique perspective that will inform my empathy and judgment for many of the issues couples raise on the show.”

As previously reported, Divorce Court left the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale in 2018 after taping for 19 seasons in California. In an effort to escape L.A.’s high production costs, the show relocated to Atlanta and hired a new bailiff, along with several new staffers.