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Sept. 20 — Those hoping for sensational tidbits coming out of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's divorce could be disappointed, divorce attorney Marna S. Tucker, of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, Washington, told Bloomberg BNA Sept. 20.
Tucker noted media reports that Jolie's Los Angeles County Sept. 19 divorce petition seeks to dissolve the marriage because of the couple's “irreconcilable differences.”
Based on this, Tucker said, “my guess is that they have already ready settled.”
Tucker explained that when irreconcilable differences are the grounds for divorce in a high profile case, the parties “are usually smart enough” to already have a prenuptial agreement or a settlement agreement in place.
“You don't file on those grounds unless you've settled,” she said, suggesting that Jolie and Pitt want to avoid an “explosive divorce.”
“If there are any fireworks, they generally occur out of the public eye before the celebrity parties go to divorce court,” Tucker said, adding that “parties in celebrity divorces don't need to spend their celebrity time and capital on the tawdry details of their marriage for the public.”
For this reason, Tucker surmised that Pitt and Jolie “probably have worked it out.” He will file an answer to her petition and the matter will conclude, she said.
Tucker has been recognized as one of the “Top Divorce Lawyers” by the Washingtonian Magazine as well as one of the “Top Lawyers” in Washington. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
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