London, June 25 : Madonna has further intensified reports that her marriage to Guy Ritchie has hit an all time low, by lining up the divorce lawyer who masterminded Sir Paul McCartney's divorce battle with Heather Mills.
The 49-year-old superstar allegedly had talks with Fiona Shackleton in April after her seven-year marriage was in crisis.
While the legendary singer was hopeful for a truce with Guy defying any need of paperwork, it now seems that her relationship with the filmmaker hit such a low that she opted for a proper consultation.
"Madonna always seeks out the best in whatever field she is interested in at any given time. Fiona Shackleton is the best," The Mirror quoted a friend of the singer, as saying.
Meanwhile Shackleton, has earned herself a fearsome reputation in her handling of two of the highest-profile divorces - Charles and Diana followed by Macca v Mills.
"Apparently Madonna was impressed by Fiona's work for Sir Paul and the way she handles herself in the public eye. She is a consummate professional," said one of Shackleton's friends.
While Shackleton's assistant refused to comment on the issue, a spokesman for Madonna said: "We are unable to comment on this."