Judge to Angelina Jolie: Let Brad Pitt be with kids or lose custody - Full Gist News


Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Judge to Angelina Jolie: Let Brad Pitt be with kids or lose custody

Angelina Jolie needs to do a much better job of fostering her six children’s relationship with their father Brad Pitt, or she risks losing primary custody of them, according to a ruling by a family court judge that has been detailed by The Blast.

Documents obtained by the website show that a judge in the couple’s divorce case has determined that their children could be harmed by “not having a relationship with their father.”

From the documents cited by The Blast, it appears that the actress, director and humanitarian is not cooperating as much as she should in allowing Pitt to spend time with their kids this summer or in letting them have cell phone and text message contact with him that she’s not monitoring.

Judge to Angelina Jolie: Let Brad Pitt be with kids or lose custody

It was reported last month that the 54-year-old Pitt was so committed to spending quality time with his six children that he had re-arranged his work schedule so he could see them as much as possible this summer. He also was supposedly giving up the chance to see as much of his reported new girlfriend, Neri Oxman, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology architecture and professor who lives in Boston.

“They are figuring out how it would work, but (Jolie) is not happy,” a source told Page Six in May. “She wants to take the kids to London with her while she’s shooting (a film)— and she’s frustrated with the process.”

Jolie, 42, specifically is frustrated that their custody issues continue to drag on, stalling the couple’s ability to finalize their divorce, Page Six reported.

The couple initially separated in a nasty, high-profile breakup in September 2016. Pitt and Jolie share six children, Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 9.

According to The Blast, a judge has ruled that it “is critical that each of (the children) have a healthy and strong relationship with their father and mother.”

To that end, the court ordered Jolie to provide Pitt with the cell phone number of each child, and to allow him to call whenever he wants. The court also bars her from reading the children’s text messages with Pitt or from giving out a number to a phone that she secretly monitors.

The court has also laid out a summer schedule for the children. The schedule doesn’t include Maddox, 16, because he’s older and the judge has decided that he should decide on his own how much time he wants to spend with his father.

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