A reader (bia - Thanks!) is an ace investigative sleuth and just provided us with the link to Brad's full response.
Here is the link for your perusal: https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3214540/Pitt-Jolie.pdf
I have reposted below Angelina's petition.
I have also reposted the info from the TMZ report on their prenup
The petition and the response are almost identical even in the order in which they list the children with Shiloh listed last. The notable differences aside from custody are:
Under separate property Angelina also listed "miscellaneous jewelry" and "Earnings and accumulations"
Angelina's states "There are additional personal property / community and quasi community assets and obligations of the parties the exact nature and extent of which are presently unknown."
Brad's states: "Respondent is uncertain at this time of the full extent of his separate / of the community and quasi community property and will seek leave of this court to amend this response when the information has been ascertained. "
Sources close to the couple tell us their prenuptial agreement is ironclad and details the specifics of their combined fortune ... a reported $400 mil.
Brangelina have 12 total properties together ... all of which they snatched up either before they were married or before they were even dating. 7 of those belong to Brad, 2 to Angie and 3 which they bought together prior to tying the knot in 2014.
It's unclear who exactly shelled out what for those 3 properties, which include a vineyard in France, a mansion in New Orleans and an apartment in NY ... but we're told the prenup makes divvying all that up simple.
I believe Angelina allowed Wasser to "leak" the info regarding the prenup (on Sept. 26 or a week after she filed) so people will notice its absence in the petition. This would be consistent with my view that they are providing hints as to their true intentions so they can't be accused of totally misleading people.
The report notes that the prenup is "ironclad" which is to be expected since they both would have had the best available legal advice prior to signing. Their prenup is legally binding. If they wanted to split their properties they have to invoke the prenup.
I would be more concerned that they were serious about divorcing if the prenup was mentioned in either the petition or the response.
An observation: Brad's signature here is different from anything I've seen before.
bia also points out that Brad signed his response on Oct 31 but filed on Nov 4.
What happened between Oct. 31 and Nov. 4? Nothing we are aware of.
bia further asks if perhaps he filed because he was concerned about losing custody.
If he was concerned about losing custody and he did not trust Angelina he would have definitely filed before the deadline. The latest he would have been officially served with the divorce petition is Sept . 22 when it was widely reported that he hired Lance Spiegel to represent him in the divorce -- that would put the end of the 30-day period at Oct. 23.
He filed two weeks after which was more than enough time for Angelina to seek a default judgement if she wanted to. That means that he left himself open to the possibility that Angelina could ask the court to grant her everything she asked for including sole custody for two weeks. I think that clearly indicates that he trusted her and wasn't concerned about losing custody.
Recall that Angelina repeatedly stated that she did not intend for sole custody to be permanent -- just until the children's "health and safety is assured." That would happen when the DCFS closes its investigation. When the "DCFS is satisfied that the children are not in any danger with either of the parties, DCFS would then close their investigation.”
The filing therefore in not about his concern that he would lose custody.
But I am curious as to when in October this form was prepared.
It is signed and was apparently prepared by Lance Spiegel and his law office. But the first page of the form also includes the name of Gary Fishbein, another divorce lawyer who however did not co-sign the form.