Angelina Jolie has filed to remove the judge overseeing her divorce from Brad Pitt. In her filing, she said the judge didn’t disclose the cases he presided with one of Pitt’s lawyers. However, another source revealed a different reason for Jolie’s move.
An insider close to the case shared that Angelina Jolie’s true intention in removing Judge John W. Ouderkirk was down to their custody battle. The Maleficent star has reportedly requested for more child support. The tipster added that the odds aren’t in Jolie’s favor, so she wanted a new judge.
“Jolie is basically trying to fire the private judge overseeing their divorce case,” the source told Page Six.
“She has every right to do this, but if she thought she was in a good place in this legal proceeding, she wouldn’t need to do it. This is a classic case of someone expecting a bad decision trying to delay the process by asking for a new referee.”
The insider also found Angelina Jolie’s move unusual. Most separated parents, including Brad Pitt, want to keep the same judge to avoid divulging personal details to more people. In this way, they can ensure that the details of their case are kept private.
“This is about how much time Brad gets with the kids, how does sharing time with the kids work … This divorce has been going on for four years, for goodness’ sake,” the source added.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt had a bitter split in 2016, unlike his separation from Jennifer Aniston in 2005. Pitt and Jolie never spoke for months.
When their custody and divorce cases were filed right after their split, the two had their lawyers communicate. However, two years after their split, things became more amicable between the Mr. & Mrs. Smith stars.
They agreed for joint custody in 2018 with Jolie allowing her children to see their dad regularly.
Pitt celebrated holidays and special occasions with their children. Things are even more amicable between the exes lately. Brad Pitt has been spotted visiting Jolie’s home to see their kids.
An insider claimed that Jolie is helping Pitt reconciled with their sons Maddox and Pax. However, another source refuted the claim but said it would be nice if it were true.
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