Friday, 19 October, 2018

What Court Docs Reveal About Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's Custody Case

Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie and their six children Maddox Pax Zahara Shiloh Knox and Vivienne arrive at Haneda International Airport Nov. 8 2011 in Tokyo Jun Sato Getty Images FILE
Adrian Cunningham | 13 June, 2018, 10:42

Jolie, 43, who has primary physical custody of their six children, has been told by a judge that she must let Pitt, 54, see the kids regularly while she films Maleficent 2 in the United Kingdom this summer.

The Blast reports Jolie could lose primary custody if she doesn't work on her relationship with Pitt.

Court documents obtained by the website say that "not having a relationship with their father is harmful" to the six children.

"It is critical that each of them have a healthy and strong relationship with their father and mother".

A psychologist must be present while the actor visits the kids in London and he must arrange for them to see their doctors and therapists when they are in LA with him.

Furthermore, the judge has provided Angie with a new cell phone policy that states that the filmmaker must provide Brad with all of the kids numbers enabling him to call of text them at free will.

Actress Angelina Jolie hugs Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt (L) and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt (R) after winning the award for favourite villain in "Maleficent" during Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards in 2015.

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the premiere of By the Sea at the 2015 AFI Fest at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres Nov. 5 2015 in Hollywood Calif
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The papers detail the children's summer visitation with Brad in London and L.A., and say that a psychologist or psychiatrist will be present for the United Kingdom meetings.

Reps for Jolie, 43, and Pitt, 54, are yet to respond to media requests for comment.

The court stated that if Jolie fails to comply to the new terms then she risks losing primary custody. He will have custody again from August 11 until the estranged couple's next court hearing on August 13.

There is one exception: The court is allowing their eldest, Maddox, 16, to decide how much time he wants to spend with his father. Jolie is barred from reading the children's text messages with her ex-husband.

Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt in September 2016, claiming the separation was "for the health of the family".

- Through July 17, Pitt is expected to be able to spend varying amounts of time each day with the children and over consecutive days while visiting them in London, where Jolie has a house and is filming the sequel to her blockbuster film "Maleficent".

'She wants to take the kids to London with her while she's shooting - and she's frustrated with the process, ' the source said.

In some ways, the globe-trotting Jolie has come to resent Pitt for "essentially forcing her to settle down in Los Angeles with the kids", Us Weekly reported in May. During these days, Jolie is allowed to call the kids only one time per day at a time agreed on in advance by both parents.

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