Valentine’s Day 2013 Free Divorce contest launched by Michigan lawyer

By on Feb 12, 2013 in Lifestyle, United States Comments

Want a free divorce on Valentine’s Day? Well, a free-divorce service contest was recently launched by a lawyer in Michigan, where a “lucky” winner will be announced on Thursday, February 14, 2013, Valentine’s Day. The free divorce service will be conducted by Attorney Walter H. Bentley III of Southfield, who thought about the idea.

Attorney Walter H Bentley III

Attorney Walter H Bentley III
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“The winner will be chosen based on the most compelling and convincing story as to why they should be the winner. The divorce is limited to an uncontested divorce with no or minimum child custody issues.” A statement reads on the Valentine’s Day Free Divorce ad on his official website at

However, this free divorce contest is only applicable to Michigan residents only. The deadline for applying is 11:59 p.m. EST on February 12, and an online application form is available at, where applicants should explain why they should win a free divorce service.

As stated on his website, Walter H. Bentley III started his own law practice in 2012 after almost 10 years as an assistant prosecutor in Wayne County. He told ABC News recently that he got the idea of launching a free divorce service when he attended a party prepared by one of his students.

“She’d just had her divorce finalized, and she was celebrating. I’d never thought about that before—celebrating divorce. So, I thought, why not do something special for Valentine’s Day? You can’t find a new love before you close the chapter on the old.” Attorney Bentley told ABC News in a report this Monday.

“We’re looking for someone truly struggling to move forward, maybe someone who’s overcome some obstacle —a foreclosure, say. Maybe they’re struggling to make ends meet, and they don’t have enough money for a divorce.” The Michigan lawyer added, noting that almost 500 people have already applied so far.

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Valentine's Day 2013 Free Divorce contest ad
Valentine’s Day 2013 Free Divorce contest ad
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