According to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, Angelina filed details of the couple’s child custody evaluation. The filing seems to indicate that only limited information was provided in the filing.
The documents, filed on March 3, is the first time the case has been back in a Los Angeles County Court after the couple has primarily been using a private judge to attempt and settle their case. All of the latest details of the case have been filed under seal, and no information regarding details of the evaluation will be made public.
As for the evaluation, they are ordered by a judge in cases like this to look into the mental health and parenting practices of both parents. In most cases, it is done when there are “concerns about child abuse, substance abuse, or mental health problems.” It can also be used simply when parents are unable to agree on the custodial arrangement.
As we reported, when the couple split, Angelina alleged Brad was abusive towards one of their children and an criminal investigation into the situation followed. Brad was cleared of any criminal wrongdoing, but Angelina filed for divorce and the couple has still not settled the case.
Our sources say the couple has been sharing custody for the past few years, but it is only a temporary agreement and a final custody arrangement has yet to be hashed out.
The couple shares six children, but Maddox who is the oldest is in college so really it is only about Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Vivienne and Knox. The specifics of the custody situation is important for several reasons including the busy schedules of both A-listers. Plus, the amount of custody time will directly determine what will be paid in child support.
We broke the story, Brad Pitt claims to have loaned Angelina $8 Million to buy a home, and has paid millions in child support up to this point.
Also, the couple is still dividing up their multi-million dollar fortune, and have not been able to come to an agreement. As we reported, there is some question as to what will be done with their winery, Miraval, which was purchased by the couple in 2011 for a reported $60 Million.
Our sources said, at the time, their plan was to pass down the 500-acre Château down to their children to own and operate.
The couple continues to negotiate a final settlement of custody and finances.