Divorce Court is the longest-running program in the legal courtroom genre, and of the shows now airing in the genre, is the oldest. Divorce Court began as a dramatized court show in 1957, but later and presently is an arbitration-based reality court show. It has been presided over by many television personalities, currently former Cleveland Heights Municipal Court Judge Lynn Toler. Divorce Court delivers powerful human drama, suspense and resolution, making for a compelling 30 minutes of television. Each half-hour show features real people and real stories about couples who have already filed for divorce, and agree to have Toler mediate disputes, including household expenses and division of property. Toler’s decisions are legally-binding.