It was a difficult news week in America with allegations of police violence, terrorism in New York, and ongoing presidential election drama – but the news that really shook the airwaves was the split of rock star celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. News is swirling about “who caused it” and “what will happen to the kids,” but there is a very important takeaway from this momentous divorce: finding the right divorce attorney for your case.
Securing a good divorce attorney can make a huge difference in the process and outcome of a divorce proceeding. According to recent articles, Angelina Jolie retained Laura Wasser as her divorce lawyer. Jolie previously used Wasser during her split from Billy Bob Thortnon, and Wasser is well known in Hollywood circles as the “Disso Queen” for her successful marriage dissolutions.
And there is good reason a range of stars from Johnny Depp to Jennifer Garner have hired Wasser in their divorce cases. She is known as a true professional with a calm demeanor and a grounded approach. She has said she will turn down a case that is too emotional, and she is not interested in a client who solely wants to retaliate against his or her spouse. A grounded and logical divorce attorney is key to have in any divorce case where tensions run high.
Wasser also knows her market: high profile celebrity cases. She works to settle divorce terms before filing, since the filing will quickly go public and make headlines. And she will file several cases at once, so that the burden of public scrutiny isn’t focused on one client.
While Brad and Angelina’s high profile divorce may seem a world away from everyday divorce cases, it offers clear advice for any spouse looking to end a marriage: find a professional divorce lawyer who fits your specific needs. A good divorce lawyer will approach your case with a level head and fight for your needs without being overly aggressive. If your divorce involves extra elements like child custody or a shared business, look to lawyers with a history of experience in these fields. Doing the proper research will result in a lawyer that is the right fit for this important step in your life, not just the first listing you see.