Mr and Mrs Smith: Headed to Trial Over Custody!

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The long, ugly, messy custody of children battle between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie isn’t ending soon. The two have been arguing over Brad’s unpaid child support, and it looks like they’ve given up on resolving this without a judge.  Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are taking their fight for custody of their children to court. A trial is set to begin on December 4, according to the news.

Jolie and Pitt separated in September 2016 after two years of marriage and filed for divorce shortly after. Both have six children together, ranging from ages 10 to 17. The former couple’s quest to find a mutually agreeable custody arrangement has been long and, at times, messy. Jolie has sought sole custody, while Pitt is seeking joint custody. Jolie currently maintains primary physical custody of the children.

The Story

Angelina and Brad met in 2005 while filming “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” and married in August 2014. They have six children together. Their names are Maddox, Shiloh, Pax, Zahara, and twins Vivienne and Knox.

Jolie asked for physical custody of their children, but in November 2016 Pitt requested joint legal and physical custody. The pair has been in a bitter and public dispute ever since. In August, Jolie filed court documents alleging that Pitt had not paid any “meaningful” child support for the last year and a half. Brad Pitt fired back claiming in court filings that he loaned his estranged wife $8 million to help her buy her current home and had paid more than $1.3 million in bills for her and their children.

Brad and Angelina have filed documents with an L.A. Superior Court Judge. They will have until June of 2019 to work out a custody arrangement for their shared children. And they will have the help of a private judge.