Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Custody Battle Will Go to Trial


Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt‘s ongoing custody battle is heading to courtroom.

In keeping with courtroom paperwork obtained by E! Information, their trial will start on Dec. 4. Retired Decide John W. Odenkirk was appointed to be the decide of their custody trial by June 30, 2019.

That is the newest replace in Jolie and Pitt’s steady dispute over custody of their six youngsters: Maddox Jolie-Pitt 17, Pax Jolie-Pitt,14, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, 13, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt 12, Knox Jolie-Pitt, and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, 10. A supply advised E! Information on Monday, “They’re nonetheless working collectively in direction of an out of courtroom settlement. Angelina will not be in search of sole custody of the youngsters, she nonetheless helps the reconciliation of the youngsters with their father.”

In August, there have been experiences that the dad and mom had reached an settlement, however these claims turned out to be false. A supply advised E! Information on the time, “By way of the youngsters’ relationship with Brad, Angelina positively stays dedicated to serving to the youngsters heal with their father.”

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Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt on Sept. 19, 2016, citing irreconcilable variations and requesting full custody of the youngsters.

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie

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In September 2016, Pitt was allegedly concerned in an incident on a personal aircraft flying from Europe again to Los Angeles. The FBI additionally obtained concerned within the matter and closed the investigation in November 2016. “In response to allegations made following a flight throughout the particular plane jurisdiction of the US which landed in Los Angeles carrying Mr. Brad Pitt and his youngsters, the FBI has carried out a overview of the circumstances and won’t pursue additional investigation. No expenses have been filed on this matter,” a FBI spokesman stated in an announcement to E! Information on the time.

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In the course of the time of the FBI investigation, Pitt sought joint bodily custody.

Almost two years later, Jolie and Pitt are nonetheless engaged on a settlement. In Could, sources revealed to E! Information that Jolie and Pitt have been “at odds over custody.” Over the summer time, they got here to a brief settlement through which Pitt would have visitation with the youngsters as a result of, based on a decide, “not having a relationship with their father is dangerous.” The decide added it was “essential that every of them have a wholesome and powerful relationship with their father and mom.”


Two months later in August, Jolie accused Pitt of not paying “significant” little one help. Pitt’s camp replied and his lawyer Lance Spiegel wrote in a short filed in L.A. Superior Courtroom that Jolie’s declare is “pointless, omits materials data and is a thinly-veiled effort to govern media protection.” 

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Jolie’s rep responded to Pitt’s submitting. They stated in an announcement to E! Information, “Angelina’s submitting of yesterday was each legally acceptable and factually correct in all respects. What has been filed by Brad’s facet at the moment is a blatant try to obfuscate the reality and distract from the truth that he has not totally met his authorized obligations to help the youngsters.” 

The rep added, “Angelina is asking Brad to pay 50 % of the youngsters’s bills. He has not.”

A supply near Pitt rejected these statements supplied by Jolie’s group. The insider advised E! Information, “Brad at all times fulfills his commitments.”

E! Information has reached out to each Jolie and Pitt’s attorneys for remark.


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