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Angelina Jolie suffered a heavy blow in her custody battle with ex-husband Brad Pitt after being granted joint custody of their children on Wednesday.
Now, sources close to the 45-year-old actress and humanitarian share that she feels disappointed by the courts that have not allowed her children to testify in custody hearings.
A person close to her said she was not opposed to the custody decision, but to a lack of “care for her family,” according to Page Six. It was added that the star did not believe the court “had taken into account all the issues affecting her family”.
Fighting the system: Sources close to Angelina Jolie, 45, say she is disappointed her children were not allowed to testify in her custody battle with Brad Pitt, 57, and that the “system is at fault ”, according to Page Six
“The custody schedule has always been determined by the court,” the source explained. “It’s sad that the people of Brad are celebrating a potential victory by defeating a system that exists to protect families and children from issues that affect their well-being. “
They stressed that Jolie wasn’t just trying to deprive Pitt, 57, of time with her children.
“The heart of this dispute was not to keep the children separated from their father, it was Angelina who requested care for her family,” they continued. “His motives have never been to deny children a relationship with their father. “
To complicate the legal battle between the exes, Jolie presented in court evidence of alleged domestic violence by Pitt, which The Blast reported that she planned to present in March.
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Jubilation: “It is sad that Brad’s people are gloating over a potential victory when they defeat a system that exists to protect families and children from issues that affect their well-being is not something he can do. you have to brag, ”said a source close to her; seen with (LR) Knox, Vivienne, Pax, Shiloh, Zahara and Maddox
Caring for the children: they pointed out that Jolie was not trying to deprive Pitt of time with her children but that she “asked for care for her family”; seen in 2019 in London
The alleged evidence was submitted recently, but it remains under seal and its exact content is unknown.
The Maleficent star is said to be most upset by Judge John Ouderkirk’s decision not to allow his six children to testify in custody hearings.
“This system is at fault, and Angelina is focused on fighting a system that fails to address all of the issues that affect her family and other families in this situation,” the source continued. “She works hard to make sure other families don’t go through her experience.
Judge Ouderkirk’s ruling may only be temporary, as Jolie last year made an offer to an appeals court to remove him from the case because he allegedly failed to disclose interests commercials he shared with Pitt.
The judge previously officiated the couple’s wedding in 2014.
Slow Down: “Any delay would only cause serious harm to the children, who will still be denied permanence and stability,” Brad’s lawyers wrote, according to The Sun; seen April 25 in LA
On Thursday, The Sun reported that Brad’s lawyers had filed a case opposing any delay in the joint custody decision.
“Any delay would only seriously harm the children, who will be further denied permanence and stability,” they wrote in response to his attempts to block the proceedings.
The lawyers added that allowing a delay would be “totally inappropriate.”
Despite Jolie’s fury at Ouderkirk’s handling of the custody case, others familiar with the custody case argued that the judge made an informed decision based on hours of hearings with experts, including therapists and childcare professionals, who had spoken to Pitt and Jolie’s children. .
Another insider familiar with the couple’s divorce said Pitt’s goal has always been “to spend more time with his children, to make sure they are healthy, happy and cared for.”
Family time: Another insider familiar with the couple’s divorce said Pitt’s goal has always been “to spend more time with his children, to make sure they are healthy, happy and cared for”; Nice view with the children in 2018 in Paris
In his ruling, the judge wrote that Jolie’s statements “lacked credibility in many important areas.”
He added: “The existing custody order must be changed in the best interests of the children. “
However, he reserves any celebration of the shared custody decision in case it is overturned and Ouderkirk is removed from the case.
“The process is not over and every step of the way Angie has used extreme tactics to twist her story [to the media] and destroy everyone who goes against it – therapists, experts and even the judge, ”the source said. “And at the end of the day, Angie wasn’t seen as credible by all of these people. “
In Brad’s Corner: “At the end of the day, Angie was not seen as credible by all of these people,” said a source familiar with the custody hearings; seen in january 2020
The insider also referred to reports that the Once Upon A Time In Hollywood actor was involved in a dispute over a private jet with his son Maddox, who was 15 at the time.
“She thought there would be charges against Brad after the plane crash, she dropped her lawyer Laura Wasser and claimed Brad owed her millions of support, which was wrong,” they said. asserted.
They added that Jolie made her children’s tools from the [court] process. ‘
The Oscar winner is known for bringing all of her kids to her red carpet premieres in the past, and has even posed with the kids in intimate photos taken at their LA home for British Vogue.
Go public: Source lambasted Jolie for taking her children to public, while Pitt chose to keep them as private as possible; seen in 2019 in London