05/30/2018 Stipulation and Order - No FeeUnlike the previous S&Os, there is no description of what this S&O is about. And no fee charged.
Filed by Respondent
The LA Court's schedule of fees only lists "Stipulation that does not require an Order" as "No fee." What was filed is a Stipulation and Order. It would qualify as an S&O not requiring a hearing but those have a $20 fee.
As discussed previously, if the therapists and the evaluator have determined that Brad and the children have successfully completed the therapeutic process, then there in no longer any need for the Stipulation Re Custody and Therapy. The stipulation was an agreement legally binding them to follow the outlined therapeutic process that incorporated recommendations by the DCFS. Wasser filed the Custody Stipulation in court for enforcement purposes when Brad was insisting on nontherapeutic visits that the children's therapists had already informed him the children were not yet ready for. It thus became mandatory and enforceable by the court. After they returned from Crested Butte, they were able to hire Judge Ouderkirk, who does not have the power to enforce the stipulation.
An S&O is an agreement signed by both of them to jointly ask the court for an Order. In this case they would be requesting the court to set aside its previous Order that made compliance with the Custody Stipulation mandatory.
Once Judge Ouderkirk signs the Order setting aside the custody stipulation, the next step for them is to file a Request for Dismissal which is a simple form CIV-110 but also needs a stipulation because Brad filed a Response. This is a stipulation that does not require an order, and no fee.
- Their last two filings, both S&Os which either of them could have filed, were both filed by Brad -- which means he is paying Lance Spiegel's billable hours to prepare and file them. As noted previously, the S&O to extend Judge Ouderkirk's appointment includes a provision that hints that Brad is shouldering all costs associated with the Petition and reimbursing Angelina for whatever she had spent.
Each party shall advance one-half of the cost of the Temporary Judge's services, including the Temporary Judge's fees, administrative costs and costs for court reporting services, for any hearing or trial over which the Temporary Judge presides, subject to reallocation by the Temporary Judge, who is specifically authorized to order either party to pay attorney fees and costs incurred in connection with any matter presented to him.
We also learned from the cover of the S&O that Gary Fishbein is no longer one of Brad's attorneys. Brad had reduced his legal team.
- The case's 20-odd hour disappearance from the court site is a mystery. It has never happened before with all the previous updates. But logically, any important development should be announced by them ahead of it being seen on the court site.
- Looking again at Angelina's rings on her left index and ring fingers, while what is on her index finger is unmistakably a band, possibly one of her diamond wedding bands, the one that is on her ring finger is harder to make out. The one on her right hand looks like a prop but with this one it is hard to tell. It seems to have a prong. She may have switched the two rings on her left hand for the photo. 😀
- The People article has nothing new, it just repeats word for word that all six are with her in London. It again avoids any mention of the divorce filing. It's basically the previous story just repackaged with a different headline.
- People is far from perfect but it is the only tabloid they've communicated with, albeit handing them just tiny morsels of info. We'll have to wait for them to chat with Mary Green for anything more substantial. Stories in all the other tabloids are pure fabrications, they have absolutely no access to any legitimate source. No bonafide source will ever talk about them. Pondering tabloid concoctions is thus a total waste of time.
- This matter has been referenced a few times by some fans so I will address this one tabloid story.
The S&O to extend Judge Ouderkirk's appointment specifically states that: "The place of any hearing or trial shall be determined by the Temporary Judge, and at the discretion of the Temporary Judge, appearance may be made telephonically." In other words, it is not necessary for them to meet and matters could be attended to on the phone. The Judge's office was also not specifically named as a site for any meetings. Most standard drafts for an S&O to appoint a temporary judge specify one physical location and do not mention the option of telephonic appearance.
Judge Ouderkirk's office is in a complex of two identical buildings covering a total of 46 floors. ALL such office buildings have tight security. The paps would not be able follow Brad inside or even hang around in the lobby. They could not know what floor he visited much less which office -- which is why no such info accompanied the photos and there are no photos inside the complex. It is simple common sense that it is impossible for an observer waiting outside to know what Brad was doing inside from watching him exiting the building.
A bottom-feeding tabloid saw an opportunity when it saw the exterior photos to concoct a typically bogus story which unfortunately some fans bought, despite knowing that no bonafide insider will ever divulge anything about them to anyone, much less to one of the most discredited tabloids.
Bottom feeding tabloids engage almost exclusively in garbage fabrication. Reading trash is not only a waste of time, it addles the brain. Which is perhaps why common sense and logic is not so common among tabloid readers. Reading second hand garbage is an even bigger waste of time because it includes strained explanations of why the garbage is not garbage and is the exception to the garbage producer's normal garbage output. 🙄 I place people who promote idiotic garbage in the same category as trolls -- I automatically delete all their subsequent comments unread. Life is too short.
One of two towers in the business complex where Judge' Ouderkirk's office is located.
Angelina Jolie Films Maleficent 2 in London — with All Six Kids Going to School on Set! https://t.co/MmMfe1tAal— People (@people) May 31, 2018
It’s a family affair on the set of Disney’s Maleficent 2!
Angelina Jolie made her return to acting earlier this month when production began on Maleficent 2 with her kids joining her on the London family friendly set.
Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara 13, Shiloh, 12, and 9-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne are all on set with their famous mom and continuing their school work in a designated trailer.
Elle Fanning, who is returning as Princess Aurora, broke the news on her Instagram that she had reunited with Jolie after the 2014 movie raked in more than more than $750 million worldwide.
Disney also announced that Michelle Pfeiffer is joining the live-action sequel as Queen Ingrith, setting up some epic scenes between her and Jolie’s dark fairy, Maleficent.
The sequel picks up a few years after the first movie’s events and follows Maleficent and Aurora as they work together to protect the realm and all its creatures.
Jolie previously teased she would be returning to her old role in September 2017 and even gave insight at a Toronto International Film Festival discussion of her career that month on how she perfected the character’s chilling voice. The original movie featured the sweet appearance of her youngest daughter Vivienne as a young Sleeping Beauty.
“When I knew I was going to Maleficent I thought, ‘I have to train, I’m not good enough. I’m not ready,’ ” she said. “The accent and everything about her was discovered when I was giving my kids baths. I think I tried 17 different things on them. They would say, ‘What are you doing? Mom, stop talking so weird.’ One day I just got really nutty and did [the voice] and they fell over laughing. I did it all night long and I finally found it.”
Jolie’s return to the live-action Disney villainess marks her first onscreen appearance since her 2015 role in By the Sea. The actress and activist has kept busy since with her humanitarian work and directing 2017’s First They Killed My Father. She’s also executive produced movies like the Oscar-nominated animated film The Breadwinner.