Former Wife of a Viscount
If a marriage between a viscount and viscountess has been dissolved, the former wife (although no longer a peeress) may continue to use her title as a viscount's wife, preceded by her forename (unless she remarries*)
How to address the Former Wife of a Viscount
The recommended (social) style of address is as follows:
|Beginning of letter||Dear Lady Tilney|
|End of letter||Yours sincerely|
|Envelope||Tessa, Viscountess Tilney|
|Verbal address||Lady Tilney|
|Invitation||Tessa, Lady Tilney|
|Description in conversation||Lady Tilney|
|List of Directors or Patrons||Tessa, Viscountess Tilney|
|Place card||Tessa, Viscountess Tilney|
|Legal document||Tessa, Viscountess Tilney|
* If the former wife of a viscount subsequently remarries she adopts her style of address from her present husband. Thus if Tessa, Viscountess Tilney, marries Mr Harold Wilmington she becomes Mrs Harold Wilmington.
Former wife of a Viscount by Courtesy
She is styled as the former wife of a viscount.