New details have emerged about Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s custody arrangements following their 2019 divorce.
In court documents obtained by Us weekly, lawyers say that three of Jolie’s six children with Pitt, 57, wanted to testify against him during the process.
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“The children whose custody is at stake are old enough to understand what is happening,” the document reads. “The trial is necessarily going to shock them emotionally. Three of the children have asked to testify. Making any of the children suffer what can be a useless and null procedure is more than unjustified. It is cruel.”
The separated couple share Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 12.
The new details came to light after Judge John Ouderkirk’s decision that the Jolie and Pitt will share time with their children – after months of witness testimony.
“[Jolie’s] The testimony lacked credibility in many important areas, and the existing custody order between the parties must be modified, at Mr. Pitt’s request, in the best interest of the children, “court documents obtained by Us weekly set.
Last year, Jolie made an attempt to disqualify Ouderkirk from the case and criticized her decision after she refused to allow her children to testify. Ouderkerk was also alleged to have connections to Pitt’s legal team.
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Pitt’s attorneys responded to Jolie’s presentation in a statement: “Ouderkirk has conducted an extensive procedure over the past six months thoroughly and fairly and reached a tentative decision and order after listening to insightful witnesses and experts.” .
The Pernicious The 46-year-old star filed for divorce from Pitt in 2016 after two years of marriage. The couple officially divorced in April 2019, after a judge allowed them to come out single while other issues remained, including finances and child custody.
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