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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: why he is most likely to have joint custody of six children says the lawyer

Brad Pitt received joint custody of his children and the children of ex-Angelina Jolie as part of an interim decision two months ago, and the family lawyer said “various circumstances” will determine whether he keeps her or not.

Brad Pitt57, asks the California Supreme Court to review the ongoing custody battle of ex-wife. Angelina Jolie, 46, after they were granted joint custody of their five minor children under the interim judgment, new court documents show, and the family lawyer explains to us why the judge is likely to uphold the judgment for a longer period. Sabrina Shahin Cronin, founder and managing partner of law firm Cronin, Juris Doctor, MBA, says if an actor can “prove” that there was “a significant change in circumstances” in the exam, then he may have to “succeed.”

“Since most of the accounts are sealed, it is difficult to determine if Brad will be successful in achieving its goals, “said Cronin EXCLUSIVELY HollywoodLife… ” Yes Brad can prove that since the entry into force of the divorce decision, there have been significant changes in circumstances that guarantee joint custody, and not full custody with Angelina, then he will succeed.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on a previous outing with their kids. (MEGA)

This means, in part, that the new judge in the case will have to agree with Judge John Ouderkirk, who granted Brad temporary joint custody in May before he was disqualified by a California court of appeal just two months later, leaving Angelina in full custody. “Based on the May ruling, if the new judge agrees with Judge Auderkirk, it is likely that the ruling will remain in effect,” Cronin confirmed.

Cronin also clarified that even though Judge Auderkirk was removed from the case, his decision against Brad is likely to remain in effect as it was issued prior to the disqualification requested by Angelina. “Given that Judge Ouderkirk’s decision was made prior to Angelina Jolie’s challenge, it is likely that her decision in May will remain in effect until the situation is reviewed by another judge,” Cronin said. “When a decision is made by a judge and is not appealed in a timely manner or an appeal is dismissed, this order remains in effect until a new challenge motion is filed and new circumstances are indicated under which the detention agreement should be changed.

When asked how difficult it is to obtain joint custody in California, Cronin said, “Under the California Family Code, there is a presumption that joint custody is in the best interests of a minor child. “

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie,
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie split in 2016 (Shutterstock)

She added: “The presumption in the law is always overturned, which means that if a party does not agree with the presumption, it can provide evidence to the contrary and argue its position. In California, when a party challenges the presumption of best joint custody, the court must consider the parties’ arguments and issue a judgment that sets out their specific factual findings. The difficulty of reaching an agreement other than joint custody depends on the specific circumstances of each case and will ultimately be decided by the judge. “

It turns out that some of Brad and Angelina’s underage children, including Pax, 17, Zakhara, 16, Shiloh, 15 and 12 years old Vivien, and Knox (eldest son Maddox 19 and therefore considered an adult) can also help determine if Brad will receive joint custody. “In California, if a child is old enough and conscientious enough to form a reasonable preference, the court will take that child’s preference into account,” Cronin explained. “The judge will have to determine if children are able to provide reasonable preferences and whether their preferences will be expressed in the best interests of the child. In the case of minors between the ages of 13 and 17, it is possible that the court will consider hearing their views if they feel the need to express their views on their preferences.

As for when the decision will be made, Cronin says that such a case could take from “a day to several months,” and multiple hearings are likely.

Angelina and Brad started dating in 2005 and got married in 2014. They broke up two years later.

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