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Oksana Grigorieva Switches Lawyers

9/14/2010 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Oksana Grigorieva has officially switched lawyers in her custody war with Mel Gibson.

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We've learned Oksana signed a retainer agreement this afternoon, officially hiring Sorrell Trope to replace her existing family law attorneys.

Trope's firm has represented all sorts of A-list celebrities -- including Anna Nicole Smith and Britney Spears.

So far, Oksana has not been able to squeeze an extra penny out of Mel in family court -- she's still getting $5,000 per month in child support plus housing expenses.

This is the second time Oksana has switched legal teams since her custody war with Gibson fired up.

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46.

Just Saying    

It's judge Gordon's fault :-)
Why or why can't he just rule already -- just tell her she can't have more because she is already getting $40K or thereabouts in cash and kind (house, car etc). This delay on the ruling is just giving her hope.
What I also don't understand is why the DV "was disposed of" in the mediated settlement (shyone, maybe you can answer ?) If allegations of DV were made, shouldn't the lawyers have alerted the sheriff's office ? If they arranged for her to get a financial settlement in exchange for her silence, of course she is going to think she is not extorting if she is asking for more, or wanting to re-negotiate the settlement.
Maybe Oks isn't evil -- just incredibly dumb and naive about the law. Can't blame her as it (the law) confused me as well.

1451 days ago
47.

KoalaBabe    

Koko, she hates Mel.
If she loves him, she wouldn't have done what she did.
She's out to destroy him to maximum and still trying to fleeced him for more money after her extortion attempts failed.

1451 days ago
48.

Rob    

This stupid bi*ch needs to get a job and leave Mel alone. Her expenses are paid for and 5k a month for a 9 month old is sufficent. This could only happen in America, stupid American'ts.

1451 days ago
49.

Rose    

I hope someone is writing down all these lawyers names in pencil. How does one keep up?....Is she ever home?

1451 days ago
50.

Muppet    

I think they're waiting like I said because they're taping her calls etc. like they did with Harvey and Officer Mee to see who she's talking to about those tapes. Let's be honest, she knows who she gave those tapes and photos to, she's behind their release in one way or another. Give this woman enough rope and she'll hang herself or one of her family members will help her out with this. I have no doubt they are waiting for good reason. They're taking a good hard look at something. IMO

1451 days ago
51.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

Anyone think she's probably tried calling him a dozen times? I bet he had to have his number changed. lol!

1451 days ago
52.

Muppet    

The picture on that someone posted the link to on Perez Hilton's site had me in stitches!! Thanks for that one!!

1451 days ago
53.

fuddyduddy    

Can someone list all the lawyers who have represented OG at one time or another putting next to each what they represented OG about:

I'll start it with

Eric George: Mediation of child custody/support and civil abuse case/recordings (prepared but not filed)

Posted at 4:02 PM on Sep 13, 2010 by shyone
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Shyone...this is what I have:

Eric George - mediation

Lisa Bloom

Mary Fulginiti

James Spertus

Manley Freid

Marci Levine

Sorrell Trope

Rheuban & Gresan (for the music matter)

And that's it for now.

Do you think Mel will have to pay for this one?

1451 days ago
54.

Firefly    

Good Evening KoalaBabe

1451 days ago
55.

Bruno    

It's judge Gordon's fault :-)
Why or why can't he just rule already -- just tell her she can't have more because she is already getting $40K or thereabouts in cash and kind (house, car etc). This delay on the ruling is just giving her hope.
-Just Saying

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I disagree. Even if the judge had ruled against her immediately after the hearing, she would still be out looking for a new lawyer who would tell her she's the goose who laid the golden egg. She would have just filed again. He gets paid whether she wins or loses.

1451 days ago
56.

Muppet    

Holy hell that's alot of lawyers!!! Nothing screams guilty like have 8 lawyers rep ya. lol

1451 days ago
57.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

I think the judge aits on the custody thing for the results of the DV/Extorton. IF she gets charged he'll do a ...called a continuance? waiting to se eif she is conviced. If so she'll be in jail and therefor not able to care for a baby. Mel will get custody.

1451 days ago
58.

Tammy    

It's judge Gordon's fault :-)
Why or why can't he just rule already -- just tell her she can't have more because she is already getting $40K or thereabouts in cash and kind (house, car etc). This delay on the ruling is just giving her hope.
What I also don't understand is why the DV "was disposed of" in the mediated settlement (shyone, maybe you can answer ?) If allegations of DV were made, shouldn't the lawyers have alerted the sheriff's office ? If they arranged for her to get a financial settlement in exchange for her silence, of course she is going to think she is not extorting if she is asking for more, or wanting to re-negotiate the settlement.
Maybe Oks isn't evil -- just incredibly dumb and naive about the law. Can't blame her as it (the law) confused me as well.

Posted at 4:55 PM on Sep 13, 2010 by Just Saying

I think Gordon is either waiting to see what happens with her extortion case b/c an increase in child support will be the least of her problems if the DA goes after her OR he's waiting for the custody percentage to change next month, which would both be a de facto denial of her request. My understanding is that the $5K she gets now is abased on 80/20 custody and custody goes to 40/60... next month with a corresponding support change. Cna anyone confirm my understanding?

1451 days ago
59.

Muppet    

Holy hell that's alot of lawyers!!! Nothing screams guilty like have 8 lawyers rep ya. lol

Posted at 5:04 PM on Sep 13, 2010 by Muppet

Correction before the spelling police get me.
Holy hell that's alot of lawyers!!! Nothing screams guilty like having 8 lawyers rep ya. lol

1451 days ago
60.

say what?    

This will be judge's ruling..child support will be lowered, she will be evicted from the home and Mel will get 70/30 child custody. Why you ask? Because I said so!!!

1451 days ago
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