In the past several years, actress Angelina Jolie and her ex-husband, Brad Pitt, have gone round and round in court on numerous occasions. Theirs has been a particularly complex child custody and divorce case. As many New Jersey spouses might be able to relate, it seems that every time Jolie’s and Pitt’s case is resolved, a new issue arises that sends them back to court.
Jolie had requested that the judge overseeing her divorce case be removed. In her petition, she stated that the judge failed to disclose business and professional connections he has with Pitt’s legal team. Jolie’s petition was denied and the judge in question will reportedly be presiding over the Jolie versus Pitt child custody case that was set to begin Oct. 5, 2020.
Pitt has requested shared custody of the former couple’s six children. He has also asked the court to rule that Jolie cannot take the children out of their home county, state or country without his permission. Jolie, on the other hand, says she does not want to have to ask her ex’s permission to take her children anywhere.
Physical and legal child custody issues often evoke strong emotions on both sides when the parents disagree. A concerned New Jersey parent facing similar legal issues can protect his or her parental rights, as well as the best interests of the children involved, by asking an experienced family law attorney to represent him or her in court. An experienced attorney is usually a skilled negotiator who can help diffuse confrontations that may erupt between parents who are battling over a specific child custody issue.