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Wendi Murdoch Hires New Lawyer

Just a month after Rupert Murdoch announced he was divorcing her, Wendi Deng Murdoch has changed lawyers, a possible sign that the split will be contentious. Wendi Murdoch chose William Zabel, who has assisted several women in their divorces from wealthy men. Her previous lawyer became a family friend, and Murdoch said she wanted more independent counsel. She and Rupert signed a prenup and two postnups, but many issues remain up for grabs, including custody and support of their two daughters, their Manhattan penthouse, and yacht.