Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to agree on custody settlement. American actor, Brad Pitt and his actress ex-wife, Angelina Jolie are reportedly very close to reaching a formal agreement over the custody of their six children.
The celebrity couple who split back in September 2016 were due to take their dispute to a private trial hearing next month but they are close to finalising an arrangement over the future custody of their six children, Maddox, 17, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 10-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
According to on-line celebrity website, The Blast, the pair have apparently agreed that their ongoing battle is affecting their children so the pair now want to finalise an agreement that will avoid a lengthy court battle.
Even though Angelina now 43, had originally stated that she wanted sole custody of the kids it’s now expected that the pair will split the time equally between their children.
With a custody deal close to being agreed, the former couple will now be turning their attentions to the financial aspect of their divorce, with hundreds of millions of dollars in property and cash to be divided between the pair.
The ‘Tomb Raider’ actress recently handed over her financial information to Brad’s own legal team as part of the negotiations. It was also previously claimed the former couple had agreed to “work together” to try and resolve their custody issues before the trial came around.
A source said: “Both parties continue to work together toward a settlement.” The pair began custody evaluations last month, and in August, they reached an “interim” arrangement over the care of their kids, just weeks after the ‘Salt’ actress accused the ‘Snatch’ actor of not paying any “meaningful” child support since she filed for divorce.
However, a few days later, the ‘Fight Club’ star argued he had “loaned” his estranged wife over $8 million to help her purchase her current house and contributed over $1.3 million “in bills for the benefit of Jolie and the minor children.”
Brad’s lawyer, Lance Spiegel added that Brad “adamantly disputes the contention that he has not paid child support.” Earlier this year, Angelina was ordered by a judge to allow her children to spend more time with their father, or risk losing custody.
The judge told her: “If the minor children remain closed down to their father and depending on the circumstances surrounding this condition, it may result in a reduction of the time they spend with [Jolie] and may result in the Court ordering primary physical custody to Pitt.”
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to agree on custody settlement