Brad Pitt Lawyers Up Bigtime In Divorce Showdown With Angelina Jolie

The actor finally realized what he's up against.

Brad Pitt has 30 days from September 15 to file a response to Angelina Jolie’s divorce filing—so he’s called in the big boys. 

The actor, blindsided by Angie’s decision to split, has taken the next step in the proceedings and has hired lawyer Lance Spiegel.  The top divorce lawyer out of Beverly Hills, Ca., has handled cases for Charlie Sheen, Michael Jackson, Russell Simmons, Heather Locklear and Eva Longoria. He also handled The Bachelor producer Mike Fleiss' 2012 divorce.

According to the website of his firm, Young, Spiegel & Lee, Spiegel has "been involved in many high profile, and complex family law matters."

The hotshot attorney already has his hands full; the case now includes an investigation by the FBI that Brad was allegedly abusive to his eldest son Maddox on a private plane from France to the U.S.

Angelina, currently holed up in a Malibu rental with the kids, filed for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences.” She is seeking physical custody of the couple's six children, Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Vivienne, 8, Shiloh, 10 and Knox, 8. Brad is looking for joint physical custody. 

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