It’s no secret that Brangelina has broken up. Brad Pitt has 30 days from September 15 to file a response to Angelina Jolie’s divorce filing.
Pitt has taken the next step in the proceedings and has hired lawyer Lance Spiegel. The top divorce lawyer out of Beverly Hills, Ca., has handled cases for the likes of Charlie Sheen, Michael Jackson, Russell Simmons, Heather Locklear and Eva Longoria.
According to the website of his firm, Young, Spiegel & Lee, Spiegel has “been involved in many high profile, and complex family law matters.”
Spiegel already has his hands full; the case now includes an investigation by the FBI that Pitt was allegedly abusive to his eldest son Maddox on a private plane from France to the U.S. Allegedly, he got drunk and got violent with the kids and Jolie.
Angelina, currently holed up in a Malibu rental with the kids, filed for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences.” She is seeking physical custody of the couple’s six children.
Lawyers for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, prodded by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, have worked out an initial arrangement under which Jolie gets full custody of the couple’s six children, with Pitt allowed to visit. Plus, he has to submit to random drug/alcohol testing and both parents have to undergo separate counseling and family counseling. At this point, the parties have the choice of either going into open court to fight or working out an amicable resolution behind closed doors to be in place until the divorce is granted.
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