Everything you need to know about Angelina Jolie's divorce lawyer Laura Wasser

Angelina Jolie will reportedly be represented by powerhouse lawyer Laura Wasser in her divorce from Brad Pitt.

Ms Wasser, known as the Disso Queen for her skill at dissolving marriages, is one of Hollywood's most famous lawyers and has represented A-list stars including Johnny Depp, Kim Kardashian, Stevie Wonder and Britney Spears.

Honoree Laura Wasser and Stevie Wonder pose at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence dinner
Laura with Stevie Wonder (Alex J Berliner/AP)

Ms Wasser, who is a partner at Los Angeles family law firm Wasser, Cooperman & Mandles, is frequently spotted accompanying her high-profile clients into court.

Laura Wasser, attorney for Britney Spears, speaks to the media outside a Los Angeles courthouse Friday, July 18, 2008, after a child custody hearing. Spears and Kevin Federline have reached an agreement that grants Spears more visits with her children and averts a custody trial that was scheduled for next month, attorneys said Friday. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Laura during Britney Spears' divorce (Nick Ut/AP)

The firm specialises in helping multimillionaires, athletes and celebrities get married or divorced, and Bloomberg Businessweek dubbed her "Hollywood's complete divorce solution".

She represents so many celebrities she told Bloomberg that she sometimes advises clients to keep their divorce on hold so she can file several high-profile cases at once to spread the media attention, which is why there can be a flurry of break-ups summarised in magazines.

Laura Wasser and Kris Jenner arrive at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence dinner
Laura with Kris Jenner (Alex J Berliner/AP)

"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'," she said.

She reportedly charges 850 US dollars (£652) an hour, requires a 25,000 dollar (£19,000) retainer, and rarely represents people who have less than 10 million dollars (£7.7 million).

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