Tips from the top: Hollywood’s ‘go-to’ divorce lawyer shares some secrets of celebrity splits
Why celeb divorces are like London buses…
"When Wasser has several clients she knows will wind up on the cover of Us Weekly no matter what she does, she submits their cases together, so media attention will be diluted.
‘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,’
That Friday feeling
Your own private judge
US law allows people to hire a private judge to hear their case separately from the public justice system. At $1000 an hour, it’s not cheap, but since hearing dates are not made public and neither are the details until after the hearing, it’s a discreet and private occasion. The judge’s decision is as binding as if decided in a court room, details will be disclosed through the usual channels, and either party can appeal.
New year, new life
At LGFL, we know that the prime time for divorce proceedings to be started is in January. The stress and strain of staying together over the Christmas holidays finally takes its toll, and people want to move on. Wasser says it’s the same for celebs, with the high season for Hollywood couples to file for divorce being January and February. Post-Oscars March is another hot time apparently, as celebs don’t like to walk along the famous red carpet on their own, bless them…
It’s good to talk
“I was like, ‘Maybe he’s writing a book?’ And she’s like, ‘No. He’s an investment banker.’ So she’s coming in to talk.”
If you’d like to talk through your circumstances with LGFL, here’s the good news. We’re not based in California but in Hampshire, we’re happy to work with any client who needs us (celeb or not) and best of all, we don’t charge Wasser’s rate of $850 per hour.
In fact, you can consult us for free. We offer a complimentary 30-minute consultation at our discreet countryside offices to anyone living with a fifty-mile radius. Call us to make an appointment, and we’ll roll out the red carpet for you, metaphorically speaking.