Angelina Jolie and divorce attorney Laura Wasser have gone their separate ways, PEOPLE exclusively confirms, as the Oscar winner — who a source says “remains focused on healing her family” — transitions to new counsel in her ongoing divorce with Brad Pitt.
“Angelina has determined to vary counsel to Samantha Bley Dejean, as Samantha’s experience is that the protection and best interest of youngsters,” Mindy Nyby, a voice for the 43-year-old mother of six, tells individuals. “Angelina appreciates Laura’s cooperation in transitioning the case over the past many weeks.”
“Angelina determined to place Samantha to blame of her case,” a supply on the brink of Jolie and Pitt’s contentious judicial proceeding tells individuals. “She place her within the lead a month agone, and over the past month, the case has been totally transitioned to Samantha.”
Adds the insider: “She has return to trust Samantha’s counsel and thought it best that she take the lead.”
The Jolie-Pitts declared their divorce in Gregorian calendar month 2016, with Jolie issue the subsequent statement through Wasser: “This call was created for the health of the family. she’s going to not be commenting at this point, and asks that the family tend their privacy throughout this tough time.” slightly below a year later, in August 2017, reports emerged that divorce proceedings had been placed on hold. The couple are in an exceedingly long legal battle over custody of their six kids Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Vivienne and historiographer.
Speaking to lifestyle last year, Jolie indicated that she and Pitt had reached a a lot of positive place as co-parents, following reports of adverse communications once their split. “We take care of one another and care concerning our family and that we area unit each operating towards constant goal,” she said. “I don’t wish my kids to be disquieted concerning American state. i feel it’s totally necessary to cry within the shower and not ahead of them. they have to understand that everything’s aiming to be fine even once you are not positive it’s.”