TJ Holmes’ ex-wife Marilee Fiebig hires second lawyer in divorce case after 'GMA' host’s workplace affair
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Marilee Fiebig gears up for her nasty divorce with suspended 'GMA' host TJ Holmes after she hires another lawyer amid multiple cheating scandals. Marilee has reportedly hired lawyer Fara Rodriguez who was recently made partner at her firm Philips Nizer LLP in Manhattan to represent her high-profile case.
Marilee, who is an attorney herself, brought Fara onto her team after hiring Stephanie F Lehman who demanded Holmes file his official divorce complaint. Holmes, 45, and his co-anchor, now-girlfriend Amy Robach, 49, were suspended by ABC as the network investigates their alleged workplace romp after a carousel of pictures emerged showing the pair on multiple dates despite both being married for nearly 12 years. Holmes filed for divorce on December 28, 2022, in New York.
The new partner at Philips Nizer LLP holds an impressive resume that boasts decades of experience handling controversial divorce and family law. Fara's bio read, "(She) is adept at representing clients during this distressing time in their lives by compassionately and confidently finding solutions to the complex challenges they often face," according to The Sun.
Marilee's lead lawyer Stephaine's biography also boasts her remarkable experience in "representing high-net-worth individuals in contested and uncontested matrimonial actions and child-related matters," reported the source. Stephanie spoke of the challenges of the case and said their main focus remains on the best interest of Marilee and Holmes' nine-year-old daughter. "During the holiday season and in light of the challenging times, Marilee's sole focus has remained on the overall best interest of her nine-year-old daughter."
Stephanie further added that she had Holmes' lawyer Robert H Moses of Moses Ziegelman Richards & Notaro, LLP have been working together to reach a settlement discreetly. Robert H. Moses was named in December 2022 as New York City's "Lawyer of the Year" in Best Lawyers: The Family Law Issue 2023. "To that end, T.J.'s lawyer and I have been working together to move their divorce forward privately, expeditiously, and as amicably as possible," she said.
"Notwithstanding, we continue to be disappointed by T.J.'s lack of discretion, respect, and sensitivity toward Marilee and the party's daughter." She concluded, "Marilee has been touched by the outpouring of support and looks forward to a new beginning in this new year."