Brad Pitt Requests Joint Custody In Angelina Jolie Divorce Response

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Brad Pitt Joint Custody

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Brad Pitt requested joint custody in his official response to Angelina Jolie’s divorce papers. The actor’s answer to his estranged wife’s petition was filed on Friday.

As Gossip Cop reported, Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt in late September after two years of marriage and 10 overall together as a couple. The two have six kids together: Maddox, 15; Pax, 12; Zahara, 11; Shiloh, 10; and twins Knox and Vivienne, both 8. In her filing, Jolie requested sole physical custody with Pitt only getting visitation.

Pitt’s response now conflicts with that, as he wants to share physical and legal custody. The documents do not make any stipulations regarding spousal support. It does, though, denote September 15 as the date of separation, just as Jolie said in hers almost a month and a half ago.

It later emerged that one day prior to the official separation, Jolie and Pitt had an argument onboard a private flight from France to the U.S. He was subsequently accused of getting physical with Maddox when the teen attempted to intervene. An anonymous complaint was filed with the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) in Los Angeles.

DCFS has been investigating the incident ever since, and recommended the children reside with Jolie for now while Pitt has visitation. The temporary custody arrangement was supposed to expire on October 20, but was extended. In addition, the FBI is also still looking into the situation, in part due to questions over jurisdiction.

While neither star has spoken publicly about the situation, Pitt’s camp has denied he committed any abuse. The actor’s official filing for joint custody confirms recent Gossip Cop busts of In Touch, which falsely claimed Pitt would seek sole custody himself. Earlier this week, we also debunked a story from the tabloid’s sister publication, Life & Style, which wrongly alleged Jolie wanted sole custody out of fear the kids would end up in foster care.

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