Although the documents say a “trial on the bifurcated issue of custody is to begin on Dec. 4,” multiple sources tell WHO both sides are working towards an out-of-court settlement to arrange custody of their children without going to trial.
“But it’s not looking good because of Angelina’s stance on getting primary physical custody,” the source says.
Even still, it appears the Jolie-Pitt children may have chosen a side, with the insider revealing that they want to reside with their father.
“Thankfully the kids’ testimony about Brad will weigh heavily in the judge’s decision to give Brad custody,” the source says.
The saga began when Jolie first separated from her husband on Sept. 15, 2016. The Oscar- winner filed for divorce from Pitt on Sept. 19 that year, citing irreconcilable differences.
“Angelina Jolie-Pitt has filed for dissolution of the marriage. This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting at this time, and asks that the family be given their privacy during this difficult time,” Jolie’s lawyer told WHO at the time.
In a statement to WHO, Pitt responded, “I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the wellbeing of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.”
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