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Hollywood Power Couple Embraces Mediation

Hollywood Power Couple Embraces Mediation


Even in the glamorous world of Hollywood, couples face their share of challenges. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have taken a step towards resolving their dispute over a €150 million French Chateau and vineyard through mediation. The process is not only intriguing but also holds valuable insights for anyone seeking effective dispute resolution, says IPOS mediator Arabella Murphy in her Spear’s article. Read more for her key takeaways from this high-profile case that might just change the way you approach mediation.

How to prepare for mediation

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have agreed to turn to mediation to settle a long-running dispute, but what’s the route to a successful resolution?

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt — formerly known as ‘Brangelina’ — have reportedly agreed to enter mediation to resolve their dispute over the €150m French Château Miraval vineyard they once co-owned.

The break-up of the Hollywood power couple in 2016 sparked a long legal battle over the vineyard in Provence after Jolie sold her share to a Russian billionaire.

Pitt said he did not consent to Jolie selling a stake of the vineyard to Yuri Shefler, the 55-year-old head of the Stolichnaya vodka empire, arguing the sale was invalid and sparking a bitter legal battle which mediation might hold the key to ending.

As the two actors are about to find out, agreeing to mediate is just the start of a fascinating process.

Whether you’re a Hollywood A-lister or locked in a more traditional dispute over inheritance, property, a contract or some other difficulty, preparation is the key to a successful mediation.

Here are five points to consider if you are seeking mediation.

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