Angelina Jolie is moving in a new direction amid her ongoing court battle with Brad Pitt.
The 43-year-old Oscar winner has parted ways with divorce attorney Laura Wasser and will now be working with Samantha Bley DeJean. “Angelina decided to change counsel to Samantha Bley DeJean of Bley and Bley, as Samantha’s expertise is the protection and best interests of children,” Mindy Nyby, spokesperson for Jolie tells E! News in a statement. “Angelina appreciates Laura’s cooperation in transitioning the case over the past several weeks.”
A source familiar with the proceedings also tells E! News, “Samantha’s expertise is the protection of children and over the past few weeks, Angelina’s come to rely on her counsel and decided to put her in the lead.”
Over the past month the case has been fully transitioned to Samantha,” the insider continues. “Angelina remains focused on healing her family.”
Jolie and Pitt have yet to reach a custody agreement for their children, despite reports that surfaced last week. A source close to the proceedings told E! News that reports of a new custody arrangement are false, adding that Jolie and Pitt’s original court ordered agreement remains in place.
The exes have six children together: Maddox Jolie-Pitt, 17, Pax Jolie-Pitt,14, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, 13, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, 12, Knox Jolie-Pitt, and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, 10. In regards to Pitt’s relationship with the kids, another insider recently told E! News, “In terms of the kids’ relationship with Brad, Angelina definitely remains committed to helping the kids heal with their father.”
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Source: E News