Los Angeles: Actor Charlie Sheen has reportedly sacked his former lawyer Robert Brandt and employed Mark Vincent Kaplan to defend him in a legal battle with ex-wife Denise Richards.
The "Anger Management" star is being sued by his ex-wife, who claims he evicted her and their daughters, Sam, 11, and Lola, 10, from their home and also sent aggressive text messages to their younger daughter.
And Sheen has now hired a new lawyer to help him do battle in the courtroom, following a "breakdown" in the relationship he had with his previous family attorney Robert Brandt, a source has revealed, reports radaronline.com.
"There was a breakdown in the attorney-client relationship between Charlie and Robert Brandt. Mark Kaplan was recommended, and Charlie hired him," the source said.
The move comes after another of Sheen's lawyers, Martin Singer, slammed Denise for being "greedy".
"I've been representing Charlie for more than 20 years. Patty (Glaser, Richards' lawyer) is just the latest in a long string of lawyers who Denise has hired to squeeze as much money as she can out of Charlie. This motion has nothing do with their children. Denise is simply being greedy," he said.
"She isn't satisfied receiving $55,000 per month tax free - more than what 99% of the people in the world make. Now, she's asking Charlie to pay her more money so she can buy a second home because one $7 million home isn't enough for her."
The lawyer spoke out after Richards' attorney, Patty Glaser, said the actress had sought to take action to protect her kids from their father's "erratic lifestyle".