While Jessica Simpson is in New York showing off her “astounding” (?) weight loss, her mother Tina visited a divorce lawyer and instructed him to file in California. It may be a done deal as you read this, or still in the works. Joe Simpson and Tina have been separated for a few months, coincidentally or not, since he was caught sending “suspicious” messages on Twitter. Year ago, Tina and Joe divided up their daughter’s career management – Joe managed Jessica’s show business career and Tina took over her merchandising business. Jessica’s acting career fizzled but her branded merchandise has brought in hundreds of millions of dollars, making her mother VERY RICH. Joe has leased a condo on the beach in the Venice area and Tina is still living in their Encino house.