Mark Kaplan

cris judd chris judd kevin federline Above the Law Law Blog.JPGWhen we wrote about the Britney Spears-Kevin Federline divorce yesterday, we solicited interesting tidbits about Spears’s high-flying divorce lawyer, Laura Wasser.
We haven’t heard much about Wasser. But we did get this funny factoid about Federline’s counsel, Mark Kaplan:

This is a great tip, if you have a good history of celebrity divorce: Federline’s lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, was CHRIS JUDD’S lawyer!!! I assume I don’t need to explain to you why this is funny.

For those of you who do require explanation: Cris Judd is a dancer and actor, best known not for his professional accomplishments (whatever they might be), but for his failed marriage to Jennifer Lopez. Judd, a former backup dancer to J.Lo, was her second husband — or possibly her third, if you believe those rumors of a brief marriage to David Cruz.
Family law practitioners in Hollywood tend to develop specialty niches. Some represent wealthy husbands, seeking to divorce their first wives with minimal financial pain. Some represent the jilted spouses, seeking to take their husbands for all they’re worth. Some defend paternity suits brought against promiscuous celebrities.
And some Tinseltown divorce lawyers, like Mark Kaplan, represent future Trivial Pursuit answers.
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