It is not about the children for this A list mostly movie actress, it is about the fact that the monster child support she would receive will vanish to almost nothing with the current ruling.
Plus, she likes being the victim.
Brad Pitt wins joint custody of kids as Angelina Jolie continues legal fight
Brad Pitt has been granted joint custody of his children with Angelina Jolie following a lengthy court battle, Page Six has learned.
The Oscar winner, 57, has been fighting Jolie, 46, through the courts for nearly five years for equal rights to their six kids.
A source close to the issue said it was a “tentative decision,” adding that Jolie is continuing her legal fight.
Judge John Ouderkirk, the private judge hired by the former couple to oversee the case, made his thoughts clear in a lengthy recent ruling, we understand, after months of witness testimony, including child services professionals who interviewed the Jolie-Pitt children and others who have been around the family.
Another source with knowledge of the case told Page Six: “There was a significant change made in the custody agreements based on an extremely detailed decision made by the judge.
“Brad was just trying to have more time with his kids — and it has been clear that Angie has done everything possible to prevent this.”
“This trial lasted for several months and there were a f–k ton of witnesses, experts, therapists and other people who have been with the kids and around them, and the decision was based on this,” the source added.
In regards to Jolie’s ongoing fight, a source told us, “Joint custody is not the issue that Angelina objects to, there were other issues of concern, but the court proceedings are closed and sealed.”
According to the Associated Press, her new filing said the judge had “refused to hear the minor teenagers’ input as to their experiences, needs, or wishes as to their custody fate,” citing a California code that says a child 14 or over should be allowed to testify if they want to.
Three of the Jolie-Pitt children are teenagers, 17-year-old Pax, 16-year-old Zahara and 14-year-old Shiloh.
The oldest, Maddox, is now 19 and not subject to the custody decision. They also have 12-year-old twins, Vivienne and Knox.
She also claimed that Ouderkirk had declined to hear evidence that she alleged was relevant to the children’s safety and well-being before he issued a “tentative” ruling.
The documents are sealed, so we’re unable to see what evidence may lie there.
The source close to the issue added: “There was a safety order surrounding the previous custody arrangements, that is public, and the kids schedule has been set under the jurisdiction of the division of family services for over three years.”
“Judge Ouderkirk denied Ms. Jolie a fair trial, improperly excluding her evidence relevant to the children’s health, safety, and welfare, evidence critical to making her case,” according to the filing in California’s Second District Court of Appeal. – Source
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