Jolie and Pitt start child custody evaluations

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Friday, October 19, 2018.

Illinois residents may know that the breakup of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt began over two years ago. However, the pair is just now focusing on creating a child custody agreement for their six children, who range in age from 10 to 16 years old. Custody evaluations were court ordered, and the doctor assigned to the task moved forward with starting the evaluation process on Oct. 12.

Jolie has reported on several occasions that she is “focused” on helping her children recover from the breakup that has been so often aired in the public spotlight. She is supportive of the children rebuilding healthy relationships with their father. However, because Pitt has not significantly supported his children financially since the separation started, Jolie is working with her new divorce attorney to petition the court to set up a formal child support order.

Sources share that the divorcing couple entered into an interim custody agreement a while back. The details of that arrangement were not available. With the help of the custody evaluator, they are likely to reach a more permanent custody agreement in the near future.

When high-profile couples divorce, it can take quite some time to resolve all their issues, but even couples who are not in the public eye can have difficult decisions to make when children are involved. For example, parents may have to decide if they should share joint custody. A divorce attorney might offer direction based on various elements that surface. It may be helpful to air problems through the mediation process before heading into the courtroom.

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