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New wrinkle in Dr. Dre divorce: he must find new lawyers

On Behalf of | Apr 21, 2021 | High Asset Divorce

Most of us are familiar with the divorce between music icon, Dr. Dre, and his estranged spouse, Nicole Young. This has been a protracted divorce that has gone on since their split on March 27, 2020, and it has dominated headlines. It has sparked new music and scandalous allegations from both sides. However, a recent judge’s order has thrown a new wrench into this high asset divorce process, and as a result of this new order, Dr. Dre must find new divorce attorneys, even though he already has LA’s finest.

The order

Specifically, the judge ruled that world-famous divorce attorneys, Laura Wasser and Howard King can no longer represent Dr. Dre in his divorce from his wife, Ms. Young. Losing these attorneys not only means that Dr. Dre has to start with a new attorney, but also loses out on, arguably, the most famous divorce attorneys in the area. Indeed, Ms. Wasser has been involved in many celebrity divorces, including currently representing Kim Kardashian, and she regarded as one of Los Angeles’ most respected divorce attorneys.

The argument

Ms. Young’s attorney, Samantha Spector, argued that Ms. Wasser was barred from representing Dr. Dre because she was working with Mr. King, and Mr. King represented Dr. Dre throughout the marriage. This meant that since Mr. King represented Dr. Dre during the marriage, he also represented his wife, Ms. Young, barring Mr. King and his associate, Ms. Wasser from representing Dr. Dre individually during the divorce process. And, the judge agreed with Ms. Young and her attorney.

For Dallas, Texas, residents going through divorce, especially a high asset divorce, this case shows that having an attorney early in the process is imperative. Though, even finding the best attorney in the area may still not be enough. This is why it is so important to contact an attorney as soon as one is thinking about divorce.