A lawyer is famous in Los Angeles for handling Hollywood celebrity divorces. Laura Wasser, 54 years old, has already attended to celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie and Kim Kardashian🇧🇷 In an interview with the Business Insider website, Wasser revealed that he charges $1,000 per hour for service and even refuses customers. One of his demands is that they follow his instructions during the legal process.
“Celebrities are used to being told ‘yes’ to a lot of things. That’s because they have a lot of people to support: the agents get 10%, the manager 15%, and the lawyers 5% of what they earn. I charge by the hour , so I’m happy to say ‘no’ if I feel like they’re not listening to the reality of their situation,” Wasser told Insider.
The lawyer also revealed her preferred client profile. “Athletes because they follow guidance best. They do exactly what they’re supposed to do,” she said. “And the most emotional and messy? It’s the musicians, especially the men, who always cry. The rock’n’roll guy who can rock a 10-minute guitar riff, ends up in court with an entire box of Kleenex. “, he stated.
Wasser’s office has a slightly different rhythm than many divorce lawyers, whose peak season is typically January and February, a result of the unfortunate Christmas and New Year’s holidays. “As we get closer to Oscar season, we may have clients or their representatives saying, ‘Let’s wait until after the red carpet,'” she told the site.
Among the famous cases, Wasser mediated the separation of Kelly Clarkson and helped Kim Kardashian to cut relations with two ex-husbands: Kris Humphries and Ye (Kanye West). Other past clients include Christina Aguilera, Patricia Arquette, Maria Shriver and Dr. Dre.
It was two cases almost simultaneously that propelled Wasser to be known as Hollywood’s celebrity lawyer: a child support case involving Stevie Wonder and the divorce of Kevin Federline and Britney Spears, in November 2006. Spears’ then lawyer introduced the singer to Wasser before the wedding. “He said, ‘We need someone to talk to her almost like a big sister because she doesn’t think she needs a prenup because she’s in love. You’re young. Can you connect. Can you talk to her? ‘” the lawyer told the site.
Despite the elite service in Los Angeles, Wasser says she never set out to be famous. In the interview, she stated that she “doesn’t socialize with most of the clients” and is unaffected by the fame that surrounds her. “I’m not crazy about celebrities because I grew up here in Los Angeles. If I wanted to be famous, I would have taken a different route.”