Judge orders Angelina Jolie to allow Brad Pitt more time with the kids

2018-06-13 09:05
 
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Cape Town – Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have reached a new custody agreement in their bitter divorce battle.

The former couple have been battling back and forth about where their six children will reside over the summer – Angelina fighting for them to travel with her to Europe and stay with her while she films Maleficent 2 and Brad wanting them to stay in Los Angeles where he can see them regularly.

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According to court documents, obtained by E! News, a judge determined that the kids “not having a relationship with their father is harmful,” adding that it is “critical that each of them have a healthy and strong relationship with their father and mother.”

The documents outline a summer schedule, detailing when Brad will be allowed to see the kids. The arrangement applies to all kids, except the eldest Maddox, 16, who is allowed to decide how much time he wants to spend with each of his parents, Daily Mail reports.

Furthermore, the judge has provided Angie with a new cell phone policy that states that the filmmaker must provide Brad with all of the kids numbers enabling him to call of text them at free will.

THE SUMMER SCHEDULE

Angelina is currently filming the sequel to smash hit Maleficent in London and is renting a house for herself and her kids.

The summer schedule put together by the judge states that Brad has been granted custody of the kids for four hours per day between 8 June and 17 June. He will then again have custody of the children for 10 hours per day from 27 June to 1 July.

Later in the month, from 8 to 14 July, Brad will be allowed to spend four consecutive days with the kids. If all goes well Brad will be allowed custody of the kids from 21 July through 29 July back in LA, with travelling arrangements to be made by both parents, People magazine reports.

While the scheduling agreement states that Angelina is not allowed to be present during Brad’s time with the kids, a child psychologist has to be.

Family law attorney David Glass - who is not associated with the case - weighed in on the scheduling circumstances, telling People magazine: “The schedule worked out by the court is the typical post-alienation reunification schedule.

“You see them a couple hours a day and that starts leading to full days and eventually if things go well it leads to overnights, so you’re slowly acclimating the kids to the parent who’s been cut out of the kids lives.”

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