Monday, December 5, 2016


EXCLUSIVE: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Custody Agreement Revealed – Will He See the Kids for Christmas?

by Alex Ungerman 3:28 PM PST, December 05, 2016 
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's custody agreement has been approved by a judge.
Court documents obtained by ET reveal that the estranged couple's legal agreement was approved on Dec. 2, and grants Jolie physical custody of their six children -- Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8. Jolie and Pitt had previously agreed to the terms on Oct. 26. 

Additionally, a team of five mental health professionals are helping the family with "safe harbor therapy."
Meanwhile, Pitt will continue to have agreed-upon therapeutic visitations with the kids, as determined by the family’s therapist who “shall at all times consider the best interests of the minor children,” according to the documents. Pitt will also continue to participate in random drug and alcohol testing, as well as weekly individual and group therapy. The Jolie-Pitt children will also continue to participate in individual counseling. 

"Originally, Pitt had volunteered to do the drug and alcohol testing himself," a source tells ET. "But now that a judge has signed off on these docs, it has become mandatory and cannot be reversed without another court filing."
The source also reveals, “Brad has not seen his children alone without a monitored therapist since the plane incident," adding, "Angelina has not left the children's side since the plane incident. She still has not completed her film [First They Killed My Father]. She has been with them the whole time trying to make sure they heal." 

As for if Pitt will see the children for the holidays, that remains unclear. "If a child says they don't want to see Brad on Christmas, the psychiatrist isn't going to force them,” the source says. “That's the whole purpose of this agreement."
A separate source tells ET that the legal custody agreement is voluntary and only temporary.

“It was agreed upon several months ago, which has continued,” the source says. The source also notes this agreement can be changed if Pitt decides to petition the court.
After looking into the aforementioned Sept. 14 plane incident, both the FBI and the Department of Child and Family Services closed their investigations into Pitt, clearing the 52-year-old actor of the child abuse accusations against him, and determining no charges would be filed. 


Child Visitation Changes in Hands of Therapist

Brad Pitt's child custody arrangement with Angelina Jolie is in the hands of Ian Russ, Ph.D. — an Encino, California-based doctor who specializes in child-parent conflict and extreme parental conflict, among other areas -- according to documents filed Friday.
The deal says, the "frequency and conditions of the therapeutic visitation shall be determined by Ian Russ, "  Brad and Angie also must participate in group therapy sessions with the kids.
The terms of this deal must stay in place until there's a court order, or both parents agree to change it.
Additionally, the docs say Brad will submit to random drug and alcohol tests at least 4 times per month.
Pitt and Jolie made this arrangement in October.

Jolie's filing essentially memorializes the temporary deal with the court. The judge signed it on Friday.


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