Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Battles Over The Custody Of Their Children And The Chateau
A passive Brad Pitt will not allow Angelina Jolie Pitt, 41, to have sole custody of their six children: Maddox Chivan, 15, Pax Thien, 12, Zahara Marley, 10, Shiloh Nouvel, 8, and twins Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon. A passive Brad Pitt will not allow Angelina Jolie Pitt to have sole custody of their six children on their first custody battle.
In documents acquired by Hollywood news network RadarOnline.com, Pitt and his wife filed for shared legal and physical custody of their children on Friday, November 4, in Los Angeles.
Maddox, Jolie's eldest child, was reportedly physically attacked by Pitt aboard a private aircraft from France to the United States on September 14, 2016, according to reports. Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt in September. There have been rumors that Pitt was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the purported incident. Child custody conflicts that arise as a result of your divorce can have a significant impact on the lives of both you and your children.
According to Angelina Jolie's newest accusation against Brad Pitt in their ongoing custody dispute, the actor is attempting to utilize his celebrity position to seek preferential treatment in the California courts. According to court documents filed on Monday in the California Supreme Court and obtained by Page Six, Jolie's legal team is accusing the actress of sexual harassment. When asked by Page Six about the custody battle, Pitt's legal team answered by claiming that Jolie has been "unnecessarily" dragging it since she was denied custody by a court, who decided that Pitt should obtain 50/50 custody of their five youngest children, ranging in age from 13 to 17.
Those allegations against Pitt come in response to a petition Pitt filed last month, requesting that an appellate court overturn its decision to dismiss Judge John Ouderkirk, who had been overseeing their contentious custody battle for the past five years. Jolie's allegations against Pitt are the result of that petition. Jolie's attorneys argued that the Supreme Court should reject Pitt's attempt to have the verdict by the 2nd District Court of Appeal overturned by the Court of Appeals.
After rejecting Brad Pitt's appeal in his contentious custody fight with his ex-wife Angelina Jolie, the California Supreme Court upheld a lower court finding that would likely require them to re-litigate the custody of their children. After issuing a one-line judgment on Wednesday, the Supreme Court provided no further explanation than: "Petition for review & motion for stay refused."
In London on Wednesday, Jolie was accompanied by five of her children to attend the U.K. premiere of her latest film, "Eternals," which will be released in theaters on November 5. The verdict was hailed by Jolie's appellate lawyer, Robert Olson, who released a statement to USA TODAY stating that his client was pleased with the outcome. Mrs. Jolie is focused on her family and delighted that her children's welfare will not be led by unethical behavior, according to a statement from her representative.
According to the state's appellate courts, "our judiciary places a high value on ethics and the best interests of children, and it will not accept judicial wrongdoing in order to benefit the interests of a particular party." Ms. Jolie is relieved that the family is finally working together to move ahead."
For Pitt and Jolie and their protracted divorce, which began in 2016 after only two years of marriage and a previous 10 years together, the appellate court's decision, which is now in effect, means that their custody battle over their five minor children, which was about to come to a close, will have to be restarted with a new judge, which could take several months.
As a result of the decision, the Supreme Court will not review a July decision by a state appeals court that awarded Jolie a major victory by disqualifying a private judge the couple hired to handle their divorce and their even more contentious custody battle over their six children, five of whom are still minors.
By dismissing Pitt's appeal, the Supreme Court appeared to be sending a message that the difficulties presented by Pitt's legal team are unimportant in the context of a long-running fight between two A-list movie stars about whether they would share equal custody of their children.
A spokesperson for Pitt's legal team stated that the decision not to hear the actor's appeal could potentially demolish the state's network of private judges in California. This would have implications for tens of thousands of legal cases in the state, including non-celebrity divorces and their children, as well as the continued operation of the state's overburdened judicial system, according to the spokesperson.
In civil matters, such as divorces or child custody cases, where parties prefer to proceed behind closed doors, the California judicial system relies on private judges who are paid by the parties and who work under the supervision of the courts to read briefs, conduct trials, and issue rulings under the supervision of the courts.
According to reports, Brad Pitt is always plagued by a "great shadow hovering over him" like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are fighting over their divorce and child custody. Brad is now working hard and maintaining as much positivity as he possibly can, according to a source close to him who just talked to US Weekly.
Additionally, according to the insider, the actor, who is 57 years old, does not consider dating to be a "priority" at this time. "He's just not psychologically prepared at this time, and he doesn't know when he will be in the future."
For those who are unfamiliar with the couple, they had been together for 12 years and had been married for two years before they announced their separation in September of 2016. When their divorce was finalized in April of this year, they were legally recognized to be divorced.
They are currently immersed in a protracted legal fight for the custody of their children, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 13; all of whom were born after the divorce. (Their oldest kid, Maddox, is now twenty years old.)
"This whole struggle with Angelina has definitely taken its toll [on Brad], " the insider said of the legal predicament. When things are very rough, he can rely on his own great determination, as well as the help of a good support group and the tools he's gained in recovery." Brad has had "some dates" and had "some fun over the previous few years," despite the fact that he is presently just concerned with himself and his children, according to the magazine.
Regarding the custody battle, the couple has seen several setbacks but has remained steadfast in their determination to see the case through to completion. Earlier this year, Los Angeles divorce attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan claimed that both the Mr. & Mrs. Smith co-stars had spent "hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions of dollars," on legal fees — and that they might end up paying considerably more in the future.
The divorce between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt has recently gone from acrimonious to nuclear, and it includes the sale of Jolie's share of the Chateau Miraval in the south of France, which she inherited from her father. For $28 million, the ex-couples acquired the 35-room estate and vineyard in 2008, and they even were married there a few years later! Angelina no longer wants to be a part of it, so she sold half of the company to a wine company owned by a Russian tycoon.
"I believe this is motivated by spite," Rob Shuter, an author and celebrity expert who appeared on "Banfield" on Monday, stated. "I believe this is an attempt to reclaim him. "Angelina is really, extremely enraged at Brad Pitt." Pitt is enraged and has recently filed a lawsuit against her, saying that she had no right to sell without his consent. "I believe this is the location where Brad Pitt truly believed he would retire," Shuter stated.
"He really enjoys being there. There have even been tales that he sang to the grapes. This vineyard will be looked after by him out in the field." Pitt alleges that the contract was breached. He is suing Jolie for monetary damages and is seeking to have the sale of his house rescinded.
During an appearance on "Banfield," family law attorney Brad Micklin stated that "a family judge must strike a balance between the dollars and cents and the best interests of the children." "I believe the balance will tip more in favor of Pitt, even if he has to pay a higher price for it," Micklin said. "Nobody's going to want to kick the kids out of that house," says the author.
Micklin feels that the pair may be attempting to inflate the value of their home by attracting media attention. The property is currently valued at $164 million. "Whether it's Pitt attempting to buy out his part in the vineyard once more, or whether Angelina truly wants to get out of the winery. In his opinion, "it's going to be a long road until we find a solution to this problem."
According to a source who spoke exclusively to Us Weekly, Brad Pitt allegedly attempted to acquire Jolie's part in the firm when it was revealed that he was suing his ex-wife for selling her stakes in the Château Miraval vineyard without alerting him.
A source claimed that Pitt was "surprised" when he learned in October 2021 that Jolie had sold her share of the winery while they were negotiating for him to buy her out. "[Angelina] made the negotiations difficult and was not being fair," the source claimed, adding that Pitt was "surprised" when he learned that Jolie had sold her share of the winery while they were negotiating for him to buy her out.
"He believed they'd work things out since she understands how important the vineyard is to him," the insider said, adding that Pitt was "devastated" when the Kung Fu Panda actress reportedly "out of the blue" sold the winery "out from under him."