How Britney Spears’ lawyer Laura Wasser became go-to fixer for celebrity splits – charging A-listers like Kim Kardashian and Johnny Depp $1,000-AN-HOUR to fight

How Britney Spears’ lawyer Laura Wasser became go-to fixer for celebrity splits – charging A-listers like Kim Kardashian and Johnny Depp ,000-AN-HOUR to fight

Whenever a celebrity gets divorced, every detail surrounding the demise of their marriage is usually splashed across every news outlet, but there’s one person who also dominates the coverage – divorce lawyer to almost every star, Laura Wasser. 

Laura has been front and center for the most publicized divorce cases – including Britney Spears and her ex Kevin Federline, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West – so it comes as no shock that Britney had enlisted her once again, amid her recent split from Sam Asghari.

On Wednesday, news emerged that the singer, 41, was splitting from her husband-of-14-months Sam, 29, over allegations that she had been unfaithful – and hours later, it was revealed that she had hired Laura, 55, to represent her.

It seems as though Britney is in good hands, because Laura, from Los Angeles, California, is a force to be reckoned

Marriage Advice From a Celebrity Divorce Lawyer

Marriage Advice From a Celebrity Divorce Lawyer

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Stephanie Lehman is here to help you sever your most intimate business partnership — your marriage. The matrimonial and family lawyer, a partner at Phillips Nizer LLPhas guided New York’s elite through the messy divorce process for over 20 years, but you probably know her as the attorney representing Marilee Fiebig in her split from former Good Morning America host T.J. Holmes.

The Cut spoke with Lehman about seeing couples through to the end of their marriages and her advice for those who want to make relationships work — including the importance of having uncomfortable conversations about finances before mismatched expectations spiral out into irreconcilable differences. When it comes to divorce, Lehman says, it takes “two to tango,” and while one spouse might be quick to blame another, when you dig deeper, you generally find that “both of them contributed” to the demise of