Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie set to begin custody trial

Lawrence Kim
November 8, 2018

The trial scheduled for December 4, will likely behind closed doors and not at a public courthouse, according to the wishes of the two estranged couple.

Sources close to the situation told The Blast this week that Pitt feels Jolie, who is fighting for sole custody, is "purely trying to drag him through the mud in the upcoming custody trial" and that Pitt is "worried about the longterm effects it will have on their six children". The documents also show that Judge Oudekirk's appointment as temporary judge will continue through June 30th, 2019. Because the case involves minors, it is likely that the courtroom will only allow the involved parties to be present.

Reports suggest that Pitt and Jolie have filed all required legal documents asking an L.A. Superior Court Judge to grant them time till June 2019 to finalise their divorce with the help of a private judge. But it seems that things between the couple can apparently become worse.

In the 2016 divorce filing, Jolie had cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the divorce. Jolie and Pitt have six children together, three of whom were adopted.

Recall that in late summer the spouses allegedly managed to agree on custody of their children. In fact, Angelina Jolie's camp accused Brad Pitt of not providing "meaningful" child support.

"All he wants to do is get the custody issues agreed and the divorce finally put to bed". While they had only been married for two years, the pair had been together for 12.

And whilst it was also reported that problems were set to arise as Angelina seeks full custody and Brad aims for a 50/50 split, the source insists that isn't the case. Both sides have been clear about wanting to prioritize the health and happiness of their children no matter what.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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