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Angelina Jolie Approves New Lawyers For Divorce Battle With Brad Pitt

Feb. 25 2019, Updated 11:45 a.m. ET

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Angelina Jolie has a new legal team and is ready to fight her estranged husband Brad Pitt in their nasty divorce battle.

The actress approved the substitution of her new lawyer Samantha Dejean and litigator Joe Mannis in court papers filed by attorney Laura Wasser, The Blast reported.

The site claimed no Los Angeles-based attorneys would work with her because she intends to fight publicly with Pitt, which is what forced her to go with the San Francisco-based attorney.

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The switch comes after Entertainment Tonight reported Jolie, 43, and Pitt, 54, reached an interim custody arrangement over their six children Maddox, 17, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 10.

As Radar previously reported, Jolie has accused Pitt of not paying her enough child support over the past two years.

The actor fired back, claiming he gave her a loan of $8 million to buy her Los Angeles mansion and an additional $1.3 million for their children.

In June, a judge ordered Jolie to allow Pitt more visitation with their children. The judge said the actor should spend four hours per day with at least one of the younger children in the U.K., where Jolie was filming Maleficent.

The actress filed for divorce in September 2016, citing “irreconcilable differences.”

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