Hollywood star Brad Pitt has hired the family law attorney, who represented Heather Locklear and Charlie Sheen, as he prepares for a divorce and custody battle with Angelina Jolie. Lance Spiegel will represent the actor after joining his legal team on Thursday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Spiegel, also represented actor Eva Longoria in her split from basketball star Tony Parker, and the late Michael Jackson, among other high-profile clients.
Jolie, 40, filed for divorce on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences. Her legal team also includes Hollywood attorney Robert Offer, who has already spoken to the media on his client’s behalf.
Confirming the divorce news, Offer revealed the actor had filed for “dissolution of marriage”, adding the decision was made for “the health of the family”.
“She will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time,” Offer added in a statement.
Pitt released his own statement which read, “I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.”