Monday, November 7, 2016





Random Fuzzy


The key lines in TMZ's latest report are:

Our Angelina sources say she ultimately wants the family repaired so she and Brad can resume a "normal" parenting regime, but until then she will fight hard for sole physical custody. She believes Brad has substance abuse and anger issues that must be addressed.
and
 "until he gets his s**t together" she only wants him to have monitored visitation

Recall

 DCFS - LA FAQ

If the Juvenile Division decides that it is necessary to remove a child from the home, several possibilities exist:
  • the child may be placed with the other parent, if they are separated or divorced
  • the child may be placed with relatives, or
  • in a foster or group home

and
"DCFS is satisfied that the children are not in any danger with either of the parties, DCFS would then close their investigation.”

The DCFS would close when they are convinced that the children are no longer in danger because the main causes of the problem - Brad's substance abuse and anger issues are being addressed.

Until the DCFS closes the investigation, Angelina needs to be seen as unwavering in her loyalty to the children.  She cannot be seen as being torn between her husband and her children because she needs to assure the DCFS that she will defend her children if they are in danger from him.  That is why the guidelines specify that the child may be placed with the other parent, if they are separated or divorced.

But "she ultimately wants the family repaired so she and Brad can resume a "normal" parenting regime."

A "healed" family and a "repaired" family are the opposite of a "broken" family -- which is what you have in a divorce.

"so she and Brad can resume a "normal" parenting regime"

In other words, she wants them to go back to the family life they had before the problems started.



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There is nothing in the TMZ report that disagrees with what I've been saying.  In fact, I think it reinforces it.  She isn't fighting for permanent sole custody,  only "until he gets his s**t together."

What is notable is that it twice mentions that "she wants the visits monitored" which likely means the therapist strongly feels the children are not yet ready to be alone with Brad.

This really isn't surprising since "some of the children have been fearful around Brad, and Maddox in particular has problems with his dad" and "during the meeting Brad had with Maddox (on Oct. 19), the meeting ended quickly because Maddox didn't want to be there." Recall that before that meeting "There had been a plan in place for Brad and Maddox to reunite a while back, but we're told the therapist felt the timing wasn't right."

The therapist clearly wants to proceed cautiously to make sure the children are ready.

So we aren't just waiting for the the DCFS to finish interviewing everyone regarding past incidents involving Brad, or for Brad to finish his treatments.  We are more importantly waiting for the children to heal to the point that they can have unmonitored visits with their dad.  And I think this is the key issue right now.  They can speed up the interviews and Brad can sign up for intensive rehab but healing goes at its own pace.  I suspect there may have been some "advisory" from the DCFS earlier on this. 


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Every report they issue has a purpose.  TMZ's latest serves to reassure us that the ultimate goal is the same: for them to get back together and resume their normal life as a family.   She wants us to know that nothing has changed after Brad filed his response.

But she also wants us to know that the children are still not ready to have unmonitored visits with Brad.  That they are healing slowly.  And perhaps Brad still needs further treatment for his substance abuse and anger issues.

These issues are still holding up a family reunion.

But they will ultimately get there.


-- Fussy

16 comments:

  1. Fussy, what annoys me is that how openly TMZ is naming and shaming Angelina all the headlines now in Daily Mail and The beast and every website glares with her name ONLY and how HER TEAM is giving this information.Brad again is getting a pass as usual.At the end of the day people forget it is HIS MESS and HIS DOING that they are in THIS SITUATION with the DCFS.

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  2. Fussy, I just hope Brad see's her sacrifice and respects her even more what she has taken on to defend him and actually taken on taking personal attacks on his behalf. I just hope he doesn't take it personally and actually believe the BS whilst he's brooding on his lonesome.

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    1. No. IF true brad is in denial as most addict.

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  3. If we are to believe this TMZ report, and this is with big IF, to me it seems that Brad still hasn't addressed his problems in satisfactory manner. I was hoping, from the time of Angelina's divorce petition filing, that we would hear that he checked into rehab or some intense therapy. If he is still in denial, that's a big problem, but wouldn't it be also a problem for DCFS? If it's "he said, she said" situation, than its a problem between Angelina and Brad than can't be reconciled, probably for a long period of time.If he is doing everything he can, than these TMZ alleged sources are fabricated and used to scandalize situation.

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    1. That's what i'm getting from this new information too. That obviously he is still in denial about his problems. Substance abuse and anger management are real problems and he doesn't seem think that way. And it doesn't seem like he's getting any help with those issues. Family therapy is not gonna help that. And by this new information, it seems like they haven't had any communication at all. It sounds to me that Angelina is the only one who still wants this whole "family healing together and be as one" to happen, not him. He sounds like he just wants joint custody of the kids and not wanting to do anything with her (hence responding to the petition) and not have to deal with her anymore and her whole "he needs to deal with his issue" argument. This is just sad.

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  4. Agree with you, Sara. On the divorce front, can the divorce continue if one parent is asking for joint custody when said parent is being under investigation for abuse one or more of his kids? It doesn`t make sense.

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  5. Our Angelina sources say she ultimately wants the family repaired - The ball is in your court Brad. If his addiction and pride win he loses the most important and the thing he love the most - his wife and children.

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    1. Basically he is either going to man up and be the man he needs to be to his wife & kids or go the way of a fading Hollywood sex symbol with no family or wife to go home to at all when its all over. I mean I get it we are all human and we all fall down at times but its what you do with yourself after that fall. Hope he realizes his children are watching his actions in all of this and it will effect them in some way so hopefully he takes that into account.

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  6. If this is true it goes along with my theory of how Brad loves himself and his image/career more than his family. If he doesn't see anything wrong with his kids being afraid of him this is a serious issue that I don't think Brad and Angelina can overcome as a couple it shows how in denial he is. I would love for them to work through this and keep their family together but that would require Brad to face his demons that he may or may not be ready to face. Angelina shouldn't wait on him, let him deal with his midlife crisis and allow him to be in the kids lives and move on.

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  7. Have a little compassion addition is a disease not a character flaw. And at the end of the day he is the one he will lose it all and have to live with it.

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  8. If she is going to fight for sole custody she has got to have some serious proof.

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  9. Compassion for a 50 something man who snapped on his kid and put his family in this mess no he doesn't get any from me his wife and kids do.

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  10. For those wondering about Lainey's oppinions on this, she has a new World War Brange post. The next to the last sentence, although not surprising, makes me sad: Brad is going to be embraced by Hollywwod circles and Angelina will always be an outsider. Even though she probably doesn't care about that, this is so unfair. :(

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  11. Lainey isn't saying anything new Brad has always been embraced by the Hollywood in crowds and Angelina been the outsider even when they were together that's how it was.

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    1. This. Angelina was and will always be an outsider. So this is nothing new. And i don't think it'll ever be problem for her because she doesn't seem to be the type who wants to fit in with the cool people of Hollywood. And c'mon now, why should we believe Lainey? She thrives on hating Jolie and she loves Pitt and their exes. Always. Nothing new. And noticed how she praises Pitt for hiding very well and sort of accuses Jolie of having photo-ops with her kids.

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  12. It's because of caa. Like I said in an early thread... caa is powerful and uses other clients as leverage. They tell publications that if your not good to this client you won't have access to other clients. Brad only cares about his career so it's good for him ...

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