Angelina Jolie will reportedly be represented by powerhouse lawyer Laura Wasser in her divorce from Brad Pitt.
Ms Wasser, known as the Disso Queen for her skill at dissolving marriages, is one of Hollywood’s most famous lawyers and has represented A-list stars including Johnny Depp, Kim Kardashian, Stevie Wonder and Britney Spears.
Ms Wasser, who is a partner at Los Angeles family law firm Wasser, Cooperman & Mandles, is frequently spotted accompanying her high-profile clients into court.
The firm specialises in helping multimillionaires, athletes and celebrities get married or divorced, and Bloomberg Businessweek dubbed her “Hollywood’s complete divorce solution”.
She represents so many celebrities she told Bloomberg that she sometimes advises clients to keep their divorce on hold so she can file several high-profile cases at once to spread the media attention, which is why there can be a flurry of break-ups summarised in magazines.
“I’ll tell my clients, ‘I have someone else, I can’t say who, but you should really wait and file at the same time’,” she said.
She reportedly charges 850 US dollars (Â£652) an hour, requires a 25,000 dollar (Â£19,000) retainer, and rarely represents people who have less than 10 million dollars (Â£7.7 million).