Brangelina’s Single Status and Custody Battles

They seemed like the perfect couple. But now its all descended into typical divorce drama.

Jolie filed for divorce from her now ex-husband, Brad Pitt. She did so in 2016, citing irreconcilable differences.

According to court documents, the pair separated on September 15, 2016. The split happened two years and one month after their August 2014 marriage. Their relationship lasted almost a decade, and made them parents to six children.

The event of divorce has given way to more drama, to do with custody arrangements. The former married couple have been caught in a battle over their children, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Vivienne.

Jolie wants sole custody, however Pitt wants joint custody.

The case is still ongoing.

Divorce is really complicated, however the presence of children makes it even more so.


In California, there are two types of custody; ‘legal’ and ‘physical’.

What is ‘legal’ custody?

-‘legal’ custody describes the right to make decisions relating to a child’s welfare, health and education eg:
-religious activities
-medical care (except in emergency situations)


What is ‘physical’ custody?

-‘physical’ custody refers to the issue of a child’s place of residence following divorce/separation
-parent with physical custody has the right to have the child in the home
-if the child lives mostly with one parent, that is the ‘custodial’ or ‘residential’ parent
-the other parent is identified as the ‘non-custodial’ or ‘non-residential’ parent and has visitation rights


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