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Laura Wasser advises famous clients to divorce 'in bulk'

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Laura Wasser advises famous clients to divorce 'in bulk'

Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie's divorce lawyer prefers her clients to file "in bulk".

Laura Wasser - who has also represented the likes of Kim Kardashian West, Khloe Kardashian, Ashton Kutcher Ryan Reynolds and Gwen Stefani - does her best to "minimise exposure" when her high-profile clients' marriages end, so also tries tactics such as getting them to lodge their petitions on Christmas Eve.

Discussing how Stevie Wonder was her first famous client, she said: "I did Angie around the same time,when she and Billy Bob [Thornton] split up and Britney [Spears in her divorce from Kevin Federline]."

She added: "I'll file right before a holiday weekend or on Christmas Eve - whatever I can do to minimise the exposure."

And Laura has admitted in the past she urges her clients to agree to let her file their paperwork at the same time as any other famous stars she is representing.

She has said: "I tell my clients, 'I have someone else, I can't tell you who, but you should really wait and file at the same time.' "

Laura is also often brought in to arrange pre-nuptial agreements before her clients get married and admitted she urges them to "blame" her and the rest of their management team for the unromantic documents.

She said: "Particularly with some of the younger women, I will say, 'I know this isn't romantic but let's talk through it, then you can put it in a drawer and never have to think about it again.'

"[Men] call me and say, 'How am I supposed to tell her I want a pre-nup?' And I'm like, well, go to a nice restaurant, have a conversation and totally blame it on your representatives."

But she admits she is often horrified about what her clients want to put i the documents, with one basketball player wanting his wife and kids to be stopped from using his surname if they split, and another making a failed bid to have it stated how quickly e expected his spouse to lose weight after giving birth.

Laura told Grazia magazine: "A lot of very successful people are not used to anyone telling them no. I have to. I'm going to tell them the truth and that makes them vulnerable.

"A lot of people don't like it but for the most part, they appreciate knowing it up front."