Angelina Jolie could lose primary custody of kids if Brad Pitt isn't allowed access
Delivering the order, the judge said it is important for the kids to maintain a good relationship with their father.
The drama between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt got heated up as it has been reported that the Maleficent actress might lose the primary custody of her six kids if she does not help repair their relationship with Brad.
According to court documents that have been obtained by The Blast, the judge believes it is important for the kids to maintain a good relationship with their father.
The judge said that “not having a relationship with their father is harmful to them" adding that “it is critical that each of them have a healthy and strong relationship with their father and mother.”
Furthermore, the court documents also stated that “If the minor children remain closed down to their father and depending on the circumstances surrounding this condition, it may result in a reduction of the time they spend with [Jolie] and may result in the Court ordering primary physical custody to [Pitt].”
The couple, who filed for divorce on September 19, 2016, have six kids together: Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 9-year old twins Vivienne and Knox. While giving a notice to Angelina to ensure the kids get time to spend with their father, there were a number of steps the court stated in order to improve the relationship between Brad and the kids.
For instance, Angelina was asked to provide the cell phone numbers of all the kids to Brad and he be allowed to call them any time he wanted while adding that she is not allowed to read any text that may be exchanged between Brad and the kids or monitor the calls. The court also outlined a summer visitation schedule for the couple. In this, Maddox was not included as he is 16 and they believed he is mature enough to make his own decision about how much time he should spend with Brad.
According to the documents, Brad will be spending June 8 to June 17 with the kids for four hours a day. He will be staying in London while Angelina shoots for 'Maleficent 2'. Brad will be meeting two or three of his kids at a time and is allowed to spend time with each child at least twice. The court noted that Angelina will not be present during these meetings. Later, Brad will spend time with the kids from June 27 through July 1 under the same scheduling circumstances.
Even though Angelina is not allowed to be present during their meeting, the court has ordered a child therapist to be present during this time. From July 8 through July 14 Brad has been allowed to spend four consecutive days with the kids. A child therapist is going to be present during this meeting as well and will be meeting the kids before and after each two day period. Meanwhile, from July 21 through July 29, Brad gets the custody of the kids when he returns to California. The court has asked Angelina to take care of the kids’ travel from London to L.A while Brad will be handling their return trip to London.
Once back in L.A., Brad can make the decision about where he would like to stay with the kids but he should make arrangements for their visits with therapists and doctors. At the same time, when the kids are with Brad, Angelina is restricted to one phone call a day and it would be done in the time that is agreed upon by both the parties.