Angelina Jolie Hires New Divorce Attorney

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Angelina Jolie has hired a new divorce attorney in her ongoing divorce proceedings against Brad Pitt.

According to People, Jolie and divorce attorney Laura Wasser have gone their separate ways with Angelina hiring a different attorney to represent her in what has been a contentious custody battle with Pitt.

“Angelina has decided to change counsel to Samantha Bley Dejean, as Samantha’s expertise is the protection and best interest of children,” Mindy Nyby, a spokesperson for Jolie, told People. “Angelina appreciates Laura’s cooperation in transitioning the case over the past several weeks.”

Jolie and Pitt have been locked in a legal dispute regarding custody of their six children: Maddox, 17, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 10-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.

“She has come to rely on Samantha’s counsel and thought it best that she take the lead,” a source close to Jolie told People. “Angelina remains focused on healing her family. She continues to support the reconciliation of the children with Brad.”