Take Two: Tom Cruise Using Same Powerhouse Attorney Used for Nicole Kidman Divorce
(NEW YORK) -- This time the shoe is on the other foot, but Tom Cruise will have a familiar face at his side. Dennis Wasser, the Los Angeles based powerhouse divorce attorney who represented Cruise in his divorce with actress Nicole Kidman, will represent the actor against Katie Holmes in the celebrity divorce bombshell of the year.
A source familiar with the actor confirmed Wasser has taken the case.
When asked if Cruise would try to move the case from New York to California the source would only say that "the approach will focus on the best interests of the child."
Some legal analysts have said that Holmes' decision to file for divorce in New York may give her an advantage in her effort to gain sole custody versus joint custody, and provide more privacy since New York seals divorce filings that are often available in California.
Cruise's publicist said the actor was "deeply saddened" by Katie Holmes' divorce filing last week, and a source close to the "Rock of Ages" star told ABC News that Holmes' decision came as a "complete surprise."
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