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Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith Divorce: Lawyer Laura Wasser Retained

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By Cynthia Hsu, Esq. on January 05, 2012 10:59 AM

One of Hollywood's solidest couples may be on the brink. Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith might divorce. Jada Pinkett Smith has contacted celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, according to In Touch Weekly.

Wasser's former clientele include other A-list stars like Britney Spears, Maria Shriver, and Kim Kardashian.

Jada and Will Smith have been married for more than 13 years. Could this be the end?

Whether or not the In Touch report is true remains to be seen. The magazine previously reported that the couple was separating last August. The Smiths quickly shot down the news. They released a statement that the rumor was false, and that their marriage was intact.

This time, the In Touch report says that Jada Smith has actually taken steps to dissolve her marriage. She reportedly turned down a role in a Keanu Reeves movie to spend more time with her children. She wanted to be there during this "difficult time."

If she really did meet with Laura Wasser, it could be an indication that divorce is imminent. The Huffington Post's headline read that Jada Smith retained Laura Wasser.

A retainer fee is sometimes requested by attorneys before any legal work is done. The total amount of the retainer fee is then usually deducted out of the final bill. If Jada Smith did pay a retainer fee, then it's possible that Laura Wasser is performing some sort of legal work on her behalf.

And since Laura Wasser is a divorce attorney, it is certainly possible that the work is related to a divorce. Right now, reports of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith's divorce are just rumors. Only time will tell if one of Hollywood A-list couples goes through with dissolving their marriage.

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