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Delebrity divorce attorney Laura Wasser, who charges $1,000 an hour dumps for handling List A splits

Renowned divorce lawyer Laura Wasser – who has replaced everyone from Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears to Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp – has revealed what it’s really like to deal with A-list splits.

Wasser, 54, of Los Angeles, Calif., has played a role in numerous high-profile divorce cases throughout her two-decade long career.

Now the attorney has revealed many secrets from her years representing the famous faces during their breakups while recently chatting with The New Yorker, explaining that the stars are “pretty much the same” as all of her other clients – and often just feel ‘scared, angry and heartbroken.’

Celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser – who has replaced everyone from Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears to Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp – has revealed what it’s like to deal with A-list splits

Wasser, 54, of Los Angeles, Calif., has played a role in numerous high-profile divorce cases throughout her two-decade long career.  She is seen with Kardashian in 2013

Wasser, 54, of Los Angeles, Calif., has played a role in numerous high-profile divorce cases throughout her two-decade long career. She is seen with Kardashian in 2013

Now the lawyer (seen during Depp's recent lawsuit against his ex Amber Heard) has revealed many secrets about his years representing the famous faces during their breakups

Now the lawyer (seen during Depp’s recent lawsuit against his ex Amber Heard) has revealed many secrets about his years representing the famous faces during their breakups

The stars, they are like us: she explained that the celebrities are

Stars Are Just Like Us: She explained that celebrities are “pretty much the same” as all of her other clients – and often feel “scared, angry and heartbroken”.

‘Everyone is really the same [when going through a divorce]. We are all scared, we are all angry, we are all heartbroken,” she said. “We all want to make sure our kids are okay, we’re okay.

She admitted that a major difference between working with a famous face and someone not in the spotlight is that celebrities

She admitted that a major difference between working with a famous face and someone not in the spotlight is that celebrities “are not used to hearing no”. She is seen with Stevie Wonder in 2013

‘Whether you say, “Oh my God, who am I going to walk the red carpet with at the Oscars” or, “Can I still go to the Met Gala if I’m not with him anymore?” or “With who do I go to on company labor day” or “what if I get drunk and fix my ass because I don’t have my wife with me?” – All is relative. I always say divorce is the great equalizer.

However, she admitted that a major difference between working with a famous face and someone not in the spotlight is that celebrities “are not used to hearing no”.

She added, “I can’t tell you yes. I’m not going to blow up the sun for you. I’ve had people say, “I don’t like her, I don’t think we get along, she didn’t tell me what I wanted to hear.”

“And a lot of times these people will come back or their rep will and say, ‘Wow, she really should have stayed with you, because you told her how it was going to be, and you were right.

Wasser explained that she gets “very close” to her clients, delving into intimate details about everything about their relationships, including their “sexual inclinations.”

Wasser, who graduated from law school in 1994 and has practiced law for about 28 years, now focuses on

Wasser, who graduated from law school in 1994 and has practiced law for about 28 years, is now focused on “normalizing” divorce and ending the “taboo” around it.

'We have to do [the process] better, she said.  “How can it be so taboo?  How can it still be so hard to do?  How do we still need to hire thousand-dollar-an-hour lawyers?

‘We have to do [the process] better, she said. “How can it be so taboo? How can it still be so hard to do? How do we still need to hire thousand-dollar-an-hour lawyers?

The lawyer (seen with her two sons), who charges $1,000 an hour, insisted that despite her high salary she is focused on helping her clients rather than making money .

The lawyer (seen with her two sons), who charges $1,000 an hour, insisted that despite her high salary she is focused on helping her clients rather than making money .

“Then you see them — because it’s a small town — you see them at dinner in Malibu … and they’ll literally, like, smile and wave and whatever,” she shared.

“But you don’t need to come to my table, and I don’t need to come to your table because I’m probably reminding you of the worst time of your life. You really appreciate me helping you through this ordeal, but other than that, we’re fine.

Wasser graduated from law school in 1994 and has practiced law for approximately 28 years.

She is now the managing partner of her firm, Wasser, Cooperman & Mandles, which was originally started by her father, Dennis Wasser, who is also a divorce lawyer.

In 2018, she also founded an online divorce service called It’s Over Easy, which would later be purchased by Divorce.com.

The lawyer, who is said to have inspired the character of Laura Dern in the 2019 Netflix film Marriage Story, explained that her focus is now on the “normalization” of divorce and the end of the “taboo” surrounding it, although she charged her clients $1,000 an hour. .

“I want to normalize it a bit,” she told the outlet. “It is happening and we have to improve it.

“The founding fathers didn’t want people to divorce. It was sacrilegious, and if you were a divorced woman in 1800s society, you were pelted with rocks or whatever.

“The more you argue, the more conflict, the more I get paid,” she said. “I drive a Porsche. I wear Alaïa. I’m doing well. Let’s fix this and help you through it’

As for her advice to people getting married, she suggested that both parties stay financially stable on their own, adding that prenups are

As for her advice to people getting married, she suggested that both parties stay financially stable on their own, adding that prenups are “really important”.

She also said lack of communication was the 'reason most marriages break up, more than anything else' and suggested couples talk to each other about their problems.

She also said lack of communication was the 'reason most marriages break up, more than anything else' and suggested couples talk to each other about their problems.

She also said lack of communication was the ‘reason most marriages break up, more than anything else’ and suggested couples talk to each other about their problems.

“But that’s not the case anymore, and if you look at the statistics, how can it still be so taboo?” How can it still be so hard to do? How do we still need to hire thousand-dollar-an-hour lawyers? »

As for the high price of her services, she explained that it was worth it since she was “really good”.

“I know,” she laughed at the outlet when asked about her hourly rate. “But I try to be really good.”

The lawyer, who was briefly married in her twenties and is a mother of two sons, aged 17 and 12, insisted that despite her high salary she is focused on helping her clients rather than earning a lot of money.

“I tell clients all the time, the more you argue, the more conflict, the more I get paid. I drive a Porsche. I wear Alaïa. I’m doing well. Let’s fix this and help each other through this,” she continued.

The mother-of-two said she wants to make divorce “easier” for couples, especially when children are involved.

She explained: “Groups of people come up to me…and say, ‘My parents went through such an acrimonious divorce. And I’m like, “OK, you didn’t like it?”

As for her advice to people getting married, she suggested that both parties stay financially stable on their own, adding that prenups are “really important”.

“Even if you don’t have a prenup, have the conversations you would have if you had the prenup, because communication is the reason most marriages break up, more than anything else,” he said. she declared.

“Make your own money, man. You gotta be able to make your own money. And if you have to give up anything [your] career is, then we make an agreement on how it’s going to work.