LATEST: Jessica Simpson has reportedly hired a high-powered divorce attorney to handle her split with husband NICK LACHEY - just three weeks after they announced their separation.

According to Us Weekly, the NEWLYWEDS star has recruited Robert Kaufman, who represented Jennifer Aniston in her divorce from Brad Pitt earlier this year (05).

A representative for Simpson has refused to comment on the report, but a pal of the blonde beauty says, "Jennifer handled her divorce with Brad like a lady, in a non-sleazy way, and Jessica wants to do the same."

On 23 November (05), Simpson, 25, and Lachey, 32, announced their separation after three years of marriage.