Tom Cruise's Attorney Hopes Divorce Won't Be "Contentious"

Tom Cruise's attorney is hoping for calm and respectful divorce proceedings between the Rock of Ages star and his soon-to-be ex-wife, Katie Holmes.

The Hollywood couple shocked fans when they announced Holmes had filed for divorce on June 29. "Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children," his rep said in a statement. "Please allow them their privacy to work this out."

According to E! News, Holmes, 33, has hired New Jersey divorce attorney Jonathan Wolfe and New York lawyer Allan E. Mayefsky to represent her in the divorce, in which she is seeking sole custody of 6-year-old daughter, Suri.

"I would hope that it's not a contentious matter," Cruise's lawyer Bert Fields told the Los Angeles Times. "I know Tom is not a particularly contentious person."

Despite Fields' wishes (Cruise also employed him during his divorce from Nicole Kidman) for a smooth divorce, Holmes' attorneys have experience in "complex matrimonial matters" involving "leaders or the spouses of leaders" in business, entertainment and sports, the Times reports.

Based on their experience, it's apparent Holmes is ready to fight Cruise for primary custody. Wolfe told the press: "Katie's primary concern remains, as it has always been, her daughter's best interest," Wolfe said.

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