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Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie legal tussle continues, clashing custody reports emerge

Two clashing reports have emerged on the ongoing Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie legal tussle.

hollywood Updated: Nov 08, 2016 14:08 IST
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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the world premiere of Maleficent in Los Angeles. (AP)

Two clashing reports have emerged on the ongoing Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie legal tussle. One, an official statement from Jolie’s legal team suggests that a settlement has been made, while another claims that Brad Pitt is still fighting for joint custody of the couple’s 6 children.

According to People, Jolie’s representative confirmed on Monday that a legal agreement has been made between Pitt, 52 and Jolie, 41 after their September 19 divorce filing.

A copy of papers filed at Los Angeles Superior Court by Angelina Jolie shows her petition for divorce from husband Brad Pitt in Los Angeles, California. (Reuters)

People magazine quoted a rep: “We can confirm that childcare professionals have encouraged a legal agreement accepted and signed by both sides over a week ago. In accordance with this agreement, the six children will stay in their mother’s custody, and the children will continue therapeutic visits with their father. This has been determined by childcare professionals to be in the children’s best interest.

“We are not in a position to discuss the details. We hope now that it is clear that the events which led to the dissolution filing involved minor children and their well-being, there will be understanding of the sensitivity of the family situation. We believe that all sides are committed to healing the family and ask for your consideration during this difficult time.”

Brad Pitt and children Pax Jolie-Pitt (L), Shiloh Jolie-Pitt (C) and Maddox Jolie-Pitt arrive for the US premiere of Universal Pictures Unbroken in 2014. (AFP)

For a month now, the children, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, 15, Pax Jolie-Pitt, 12, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, 11, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, 10, and twins Knox Jolie-Pitt and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, 8, have had supervised visits from their father.

However, the magazine also quoted a source saying that this only is a temporary step taken by the couple until a more permanent resolution is arrived at. This, according to other sources, probably means that Pitt will continue pushing for joint custody.

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First Published: Nov 08, 2016 14:04 IST