Estranged couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have reached an agreement to keep court documents related to their divorce and custody battle sealed. They released a statement on Monday via AP.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the famous former duo reached the agreement in order to maintain the privacy for the sake of their six children. They released a statement on Monday via AP.
“The parties and their counsel have signed agreements to preserve the privacy rights of their children and family by keeping all court documents confidential and engaging a private judge to make any necessary legal decisions and to facilitate the expeditious resolution of any remaining issues.”
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Currently, Pitt can see his children under supervised visitation. In November, no evidence was found that he was considered physically abusive to his 15-year-old son, Maddox, on a private flight this past summer. The FBI and the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services both reiterated that incidents of physical abuse against Maddox were unfounded.
While both actors have kept a fairly low profile since the divorce was filed, it hasn’t kept them from making accusations against each other in court filings.
The use of private judges is become more common in celebrity and other complicated divorces in order to keep the specifics of the divorce private until a final settlement is negotiated.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie together for 12 years and married for 2 years at the time the divorced was filed.
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