Angelina Jolie ordered to give Brad Pitt more time with kids

Lewis Collier
June 13, 2018

Angelina Jolie has been put on notice by the court that if she doesn't help fix her children's relationship with Brad Pitt, she could lose primary custody.

According to a new report, the judge in the couple's divorce case believes it's "harmful" to the children if Angelina continues to restrict access to Brad.

The court believes the kids are safe with Pitt and that it's critical each of the kids have a healthy and strong relationship with both parents.

The judge has even laid down a strict new cell phone policy - Brad will now be able to call and text each child at will - without Angelina monitoring the convos. Angie is not allowed to be present during any of the visits, but a child therapist will be there for much of the time.

Pitt was cleared of allegations of child abuse by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services in November 2016. Pitt will choose one or two of the minor children to see at a time and during this period, he gets to spend time with each child at least twice.

Pitt then gets custody again for 10 hours per day from 27 June through 1 July, before getting all his children for four consecutive days between 8 July and 14 July.

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From July 21 through July 29, Pitt will get custody of the kids when he's back in California. Jolie is responsible for the children traveling to Los Angeles and Pitt for returning them to London. He will have custody again from August 11 until the estranged couple's next court hearing on August 13.

"If the minor children remain closed down to their father and depending on the circumstances surrounding this condition, it may result in a reduction of the time they spend with (Jolie) and may result in the Court ordering primary physical custody to (Pitt)", the documents state, according to the reports.

The Allied star will spend four hours a day with his kids from June 8 to June 17 in London, which is where Jolie is filming Maleficent 2.

With an alleged physical altercation between Brad and Maddox occurring on a private plane in September 2016 and apparently prompting Ange to file for divorce, the custody situation has always been tense between the exes, who were together for 12 years and married for two.

In some ways, the globe-trotting Jolie has come to resent Pitt for "essentially forcing her to settle down in Los Angeles with the kids", Us Weekly reported in May. The court also bars her from reading the children's text messages with Pitt or from giving out a number to a phone that she secretly monitors.

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