In a statement to ET on Monday, the actress' spokesperson, Mindy Nyby, said Jolie is now working with attorney Samantha Bley DeJean of Bley and Bley when it comes to her divorce from estranged husband Brad Pitt. Bley is the lawyer who filed Jolie's latest court filing earlier this month, in which she accused Pitt of not paying any "meaningful" child support for a year and a half, which Pitt's lawyer denied in his own court filing.
"Angelina decided to change counsel to Samantha Bley DeJean of Bley and Bley, as Samantha’s expertise is the protection and best interests of children," the statement reads. "Angelina appreciates Laura [Wasser]’s cooperation in transitioning the case over the past several weeks."
A source close to the situation tells ET, “Angelina put Samantha in the lead of the case a month ago and over the last month the case has fully transitioned to Samantha.”
“Samantha’s expertise is the protection of children and over the last few weeks she [Angelina] has really come to rely on Samantha’s counsel,” the source adds.
“Angelina has remained focused on healing her family and continues to support the reconciliation of the children with Brad,” the source says.
"I just spoke with Laura. The TMZ story is not true and she is not quitting now or in the future," Jolie's spokesperson said at the time.
A source familiar with the matter at the time also told ET that rather, new experts had been brought on, signifying a "new phase" of divorce proceedings.
Jolie and Pitt share six children together: 16-year-old Maddox, 14-year-old Pax, 13-year-old Zahara, 12-year-old Shiloh and 10-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne. The former couple announced their separation in September 2016 after two years of marriage.