Jolie to Retain Sole Custody of All 6 Kids

Brad Pitt gets 'therapeutic visits'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 8, 2016 12:02 AM CST
Jolie to Retain Sole Custody of All 6 Kids
In this Jan. 15, 2007, photo, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive for the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Mark J. Terrill)

Angelina Jolie Pitt will continue to have sole custody of her six children with Brad Pitt in a joint agreement reached by the actors, a rep said Monday. The agreement calls for the former couple's six children, who range in ages from 8 to 15, to continue to have "therapeutic visits" with Pitt, the AP reports. Jolie Pitt filed for divorce in September, days after Pitt was involved in a disturbance during a private flight with his family. She cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the breakup, and an attorney said at the time she filed for divorce "for the health of the family." Monday's statement said the agreement was reached more than a week ago in consultation with child care professionals.

Pitt and Jolie Pitt reached a temporary custody agreement in late September that included at least some of the same terms—visitation with his children and both sides agreeing to meetings with therapists. "We believe that all sides are committed to healing the family and ask for your consideration during this difficult time," Monday's statement said. A representative for Pitt declined comment. The actor filed a legal response to the divorce on Friday and sought joint custody of the children. Whether a judge will have to weigh in on the agreement was not immediately clear. (More Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie breakup stories.)

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