A reader (MelodyHarmony - Thanks!) advises that "Brad will be in Shangai on the 14th and he'll do a talk show." And two other readers (neveragain and Bianca Rosa - Thanks!) add that there will be a premiere in London on Nov 21.
I didn't try to look carefully at the 1st statement since it appeared to be fairly straightforward but after going over the 2nd and discovering that it was quite revealing, I thought I'd give the first a closer look.
"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."What is easily noticeable in the 1st paragraph is that it studiously avoids mentioning the DCFS. It just mentions childcare professionals. As I've said in previous posts, Brad appears to have been unhappy with the DCFS for some time and Angelina hints at similar sentiments in her 2nd statement.
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 wellbeing , 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."
It says they were "encouraged" avoiding the use of "recommendations" which is what the DCFS called the previous safety plan.
They delayed announcing the agreement for over a week while Brad mulled over whether he was going to file his largely symbolic response to the petition. The response was signed Oct. 31 but only filed Nov. 4. The agreement was signed days before Oct. 31. It is largely symbolic because:
ET has also learned that Pitt has voluntarily chosen to have supervised visits with his kids, because he believes that it is what’s best for them. "His visits are monitored voluntarily because he has agreed to go out of his way for the kids," the source said.And obviously, a person who "has voluntarily chosen to have supervised visits with his kids, because he believes that it is what’s best for them" is in no position to simultaneously argue for joint custody.
"Brad’s filing demonstrates that he’s going to fight for the kids," the insider tells Us. "His filing shows that he is going to stand firm on sharing custody of the kids. It’s a clear sign that he’s going to fight for his right for the kids."The whole point of filing a response, as the verbs used by his PR indicates, was so he could have something to show his kids. For a week, he mulled over whether he should file so he could have that on record against what he knew would be the resulting "Divorce War" or "Custody War" stories that would spring from it. But as he is still working to heal his relationship with his kids, they decided having something to show his kids was more important.
We hope now that it is clear that the events which led to the dissolution filing
They again did their best to avoid saying "divorce." So it was just "dissolution filing" instead of "filing for the dissolution of the marriage."
She refers to the previous paragraph re the legal agreement as being the events which led to the dissolution filing.. And of course while the agreement itself is just 2 weeks old, "childcare professionals" had determined that the children should "stay in their mother's custody" from the start -- i.e. when the filing was made. This was what forced her to file, so that the children could stay with her.
The events which led to the filing or forced her to file are still in place because the children still must stay with her.
I just wanted to add that "now that it is clear" is actually a very funny line given how very vague all of her statements have been.
The last sentence and a half should be taken together.
involved minor children and their wellbeing , 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."
The sensitivity of the situation is because it involves the children's feelings and emotions.
I wrote on how both Brad and Angelina appear to have already renewed the trust and bond between them. They appear to be fine. So "healing the family" is healing the relationship between Brad and the children. It is a sensitive situation because it involves the children's emotions.
All sides are committed to healing the family involves Brad agreeing to what is deemed to be necessary i.e. the therapeutic visits, and Angelina helping bring him and their children together. And since it's all and not just both, perhaps Maddox, who is old enough and mature enough, has weighed in too.
Brad only had a few visits with his kids while the investigation was open. From reports, he had one brief one with Maddox and two with the other five. He may have had one or two more that wasn't reported, but stretched over 8 weeks, that's too few and too far between to really be of much help in healing. And during that time Angelina may not have been allowed to talk to the children regarding their father.
The healing really just begins now.
So to help summarize where I think they are now, I will just copy over from my last post:
I have said before that in signing a legal agreement that has no end date, Brad was showing that he had a huge amount of trust in Angelina. ... He left himself open to being bound to a process that he was very unhappy with. He trusts that Angelina will protect him and will do everything to help the process along and quickly move to end supervision when it is no longer necessary.I wrote after seeing his recent photos from Moonlight and Allied that Brad looked fragile and that Angelina probably needed to take care of him. And it looks like she is doing just that.
Angelina showed that protecting his feelings was her paramount concern when she carefully drafted her statement. It showed her concern for him and commitment to him and the renewed bond between them that would now allow her to help him reestablish his relationship with their children and thereby complete the healing of the family.
From very early on, Angelina saw her role as protecting her family and her children.
I have been asked repeatedly when I think they might file a request for dismissal. Unfortunately, there have been no hints I can see that can help me guess. Since the "events" that led her to file are in the legal agreement, we may have to wait until there is no longer any need for the agreement.
There are many hints that the petition will not proceed and there are strong signs that things are fine between them.
According to the info on CA divorces below, "you are required to file certain documents, including income, asset and debt disclosures" and "If you fail to file any of these forms, the court will not enter a divorce judgment. Continued inaction will ultimately lead the court to dismiss the petition for divorce whether or not the six-month waiting period has passed."
As we know, they both did not mention their prenup and both said the info on their property and assets was presently unknown or uncertain at this time. So per the paragraph above, just failure to provide that info will already get their divorce dismissed eventually.
But of course we would prefer to see them be more proactive.
Can You Stop the Divorce Process in California After the Waiting Period?
California law mandates that the divorce process take at least six months, and this waiting period does not begin until your spouse is officially served with the divorce petition. The waiting period may be inconvenient for those in a hurry to put their marriages behind them, but it gives the parties time for reconsideration. If you change your mind about finalizing the separation before or after the six-months, you can stop the divorce process in several different ways.
California divorces are no-fault divorces. That means that if you wish to terminate your marriage, you need not show that you were a victim of your spouse's violence, infidelity or even bad manners. A claim of irreconcilable differences is sufficient. You initiate a divorce by filing a petition and supporting papers with the Superior Court in your county of residence or your spouse's. When a sheriff or third party serves the court papers on your spouse, it triggers the mandated six-month waiting period.
Some people file for divorce in California expecting their marriage to end exactly 180 days after their divorce papers are served. But this is not the case. The six-month period provides a minimum term before which a divorce cannot be granted but California divorces can and often do take far longer. Serving a petition for divorce is only the first of many steps you must undertake before the court will sign your divorce judgment. You are entitled to a divorce either when all of your paperwork is complete or after six months, whichever comes later.
Failure to complete your divorce paperwork will stop your divorce proceeding. Whether or not your husband responds to your petition, you are required to file certain documents, including income, asset and debt disclosures, a judgment form and notice of entry of judgment. If your spouse doesn't respond at all, you must also file documents asking the court to enter his default. If you fail to file any of these forms, the court will not enter a divorce judgment. Continued inaction will ultimately lead the court to dismiss the petition for divorce whether or not the six-month waiting period has passed.
Request for Dismissal
You don't have to wait for the court to dismiss your petition on its own initiative to stop your divorce proceeding. As the party who brought the petition for divorce, you can file a Request for Dismissal at any point before judgment is entered irrespective of the six-month waiting period. Once the court receives a proof of service establishing that your spouse was served with your dismissal request, it will dismiss the petition of divorce and terminate the divorce proceeding. If your spouse filed a response, he must also sign the dismissal request. Find the forms on the court website or through an online legal form provider.