Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie finally settle custody battle; Pitt free to spend more time with his children and go on holidays with them
According to one of Angelina's lawyers, she and Brad Pitt have finally reached an agreement in their two-year custody battle for their six kids
Looks like we're finally going to see the end of the Jolie-Pitt wars that the couple has been involved in for quite some time over their six children. According to one of Jolie's lawyers, she and Brad Pitt have finally reached an agreement in their two-year custody battle for their six kids. And an insider has revealed that Brad got 'what he wanted' in the deal. "Angelina agreed to a deal that gives Brad joint physical and legal custody of the children," said the insider on Wednesday.
Brad and Angelina, who publicly announced their split in 2016, are the parents of Maddox, Pax, and Zahara, who have been adopted, as well as biological children Shiloh, and twins Knox and Vivienne. Even though Brad's side has kept away from commenting about the couple's nasty divorce battle, a source said that he will not be monitored on visits with his children anymore. The same source clarified that Brad will also be able to "regularly have his children overnight at his house for the first time since the divorce proceedings began." It is also being said that the couple is going to use the app, Our Family Wizard, to coordinate the kids' schedule.
However, any further details from their child custody agreement are to remain confidential, but it does avoid going to court to sort out custody. The agreement is yet to be finalized in the court but Brad is apparently quite keen to take on dad duty once again. "It was a long and difficult road but he never gave up," said the source. It was previously reported that the judge who was the officiant for their wedding in France has been granted permission to preside over and officially handle the couple's custody battle. Since the divorce was filed, the point of contention between the couple has been child support and visitation, but now the couple has finally come to terms with an agreement ready on the table.
Judge Ouderkirk's history with the couple has made him a suitable choice to be working with them through their divorce. In fact, he has been quietly working with Brad and Jolie since the beginning of their divorce proceedings. In June, he ordered Jolie to help Brad rebuild and repair his relationship with the six of his children. Court documents have revealed that the order by the judge helped Brad spend some quality time with his kids, though his eldest Maddox, 16, opted out of the agreement.
“It is critical that each of (the six) children have a healthy and strong relationship with their father and mother,” the judge’s report read in June. However, Jolie's representatives completely blasted the reports surrounding these developments and even termed the entire situation 'misleading.' The representative said, “It’s deplorable that someone, for their own selfish reasons, leaked selective portions of the confidential and sealed court record to create an inaccurate and unfair picture of what is really happening."