Scott Trout On What We Can Learn From ‘Brangelina’ Divorce

screen-shot-2013-08-13-at-9-52-01-am_featuredThe divorce of Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie continues to dominate the news cycle as details of their split continue to emerge. Cordell & Cordell CEO Scott Trout was one of seven divorce attorneys interviewed by Bustle about lessons that can be learned from their breakup when trying to divorce amicably.

With allegations that Mr. Pitt is being investigated for child abuse, Mr. Trout noted the effect the divorce is sure to have on his reputation.

“The problem for Brad is far larger than just a divorce,” Mr. Trout said. “He now faces damage to his reputation with allegations of drug and alcohol use resulting in perhaps violent behavior, even toward the children. This complicates his divorce strategy significantly in that he isn’t just fighting for his kids; he is now faced with the task of restoring his career and public perception.”

Divorces often bring personal issues into the public sphere, and it is critical even for non-celebrities to have a good divorce attorney to help navigate all the drama.

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