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Laura Wasser is ‘Hollywood’s complete divorce solution’

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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.

She is frequently spotted accompanying her high-profile clients into court and pictures of her clasping hands with Kardashian when she split from Kris Humphries were beamed around the world.

Ms Wasser is a partner at Los Angeles family law firm Wasser, Cooperman & Mandles, which was started by her father Dennis in 1976.

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 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 an hour, requires a $25,000 retainer, and rarely represents people who have less than $10m.

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