Angelina Jolie could reportedly lose primary custody of her six children if she doesn’t allow ex-husband Brad Pitt more time with them.
According to a series of court documents obtained by The Blast, if the Maleficent actress does not make an effort to try and improve her children’s’ relationship with their father, then she will lose primary custody.
According to a judge involved in the former couple’s divorce case, the six children “not having a relationship with their father is harmful to them.” The judge added, “it is crucial that each of them have a healthy and strong relationship with their father and mother.”
The judge also stated in court documents: “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 custody to [Pitt].”
Representatives for the two actors have not yet responded to any requests for comments.
The Court’s Decision for Summer Plans
In September 2016, Angelina Jolie filed for a divorce from Brad Pitt, and our hearts broke for the iconic duo. The stars have six children together: Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 9-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.
The judge preceding over Jolie and Pitt’s divorce case outlined a series of steps that Jolie will need to take towards not only improving Pitt’s relationship with their children, but his ability to see their children as well. A specific request was made for Jolie to give all of the children’s cell phone numbers to Pitt and let Pitt call the kids at any time. The actress is also not allowed to read the children’s’ text messages with their father or secretly monitor any of their calls with their father in any way.
The court also issued a specific summer visitation schedule for the pair and their children. Their eldest son, Maddox, was not included within the arrangement, as the court determined that the 16-year-old is old enough to decide how much time he wants to spend with his father.
From June 8 to June 17, Pitt will spend four hours a day with the children while staying in London, where Jolie is currently in production of Maleficent 2. Pitt will be with one to two of the minors at a time and will visit each child at least twice. Jolie cannot be present during any of Pitt’s visits with their children.
From June 27 to July 1, Pitt will get custody for ten hours a day for the same schedule as the week before. There will also be a child therapist present to address the children’s needs during this time.
Then, from July 8 through July 14, Pitt will be spending four consecutive days with the children. A child therapist will again be present during the time and will meet with each child before and after each two-day period.
Finally, from July 21 to July 29, Pitt will have custody of the children when he returns to California. Jolie will be handling the kids’ travel from London to Los Angeles, and Pitt will handle their trip back to London.
When the children are back in Los Angeles with their father, the actor can decide where to stay with the kids, but he must be sure to make arrangements for therapy and doctor’s visits for the kids. While the children are with Pitt, Jolie will be restricted to calling them once a day at an arranged time.
The children will be continuing with their school work in a designated trailer while Jolie films Maleficent 2 in London. A source told People earlier this year about the actress’ life throughout the divorce, “she will focus only on their children and being with them.”
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