Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Divorce Could Last the Same Amount of Years as Their Actual Relationship, Legal Expert Says
It has been years since Jolie and Pitt began the divorce process, and for many onlookers, it does not look like there is an end in sight. One legal expert even says that the divorce could end up lasting as long as their actual relationship.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were together for over 10 years
Jolie and Pitt first met in on the set of the 2005 film Mr. and Mrs. Smith. At the time, Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston, though rumor has it that he and Jolie had an affair while filming. However, none of the actors has fully confirmed that the affair happened.
In any case, Jolie and Pitt went on to have a relationship together. The couple was famous for welcoming adopted and biological kids into their family. They have six children together.
Jolie and Pitt got married in 2014, but they filed for divorce just two years later.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s divorce involves a huge fight over custody
It has been almost five years since Jolie and Pitt first announced their separation. Since then, the couple has been locked in a custody battle.
In the fall of 2020, it was revealed that Pitt was pursuing 50/50 joint custody with Jolie. However, in March 2021, Jolie had reportedly filed court documents accusing Pitt of domestic violence.
It has been alleged that Pitt and his oldest son, Maddox, got into a physical altercation in 2016 while the family were on a private plane. TMZ reported that Pitt was intoxicated at the time. Pitt was later cleared of abuse by The Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services.
In any case, according to Us Weekly, Jolie is now putting forth claims that she can provide proof of alleged domestic violence committed by Pitt.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s divorce could drag on for many more years
Jolie and Pitt’s custody battle does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon, and divorce attorney Kelly Chang Rickert thinks it could go on for several more years.
“Their youngest kids, twins Knox and Vivienne, are 12 so this could go on another six years until they reach the age of majority at 18,” Chang Rickert told the Daily Mail. “I’ve definitely had cases go on and on and on until the kids are adults.”
The main issue, according to Chang Rickert, is that Jolie wants sole custody of her kids, though Pitt is not willing to go with that.
The California-based attorney explained, “She can keep paying millions and millions and millions but as long as Brad wants custody and fights for it, she’s going to have to share… Angelina changing attorneys is an indication that she needs to get her own way and isn’t willing to give up. It’s almost worse when people have the money because they’ll just keep fighting.”