Now that Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, it’s time to decide who gets the six kids. Angelina asked for sole physical custody, but a top divorce attorney told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that the court will likely appoint shrinks for each child before making any decisions. Find out more here!
“Brad [Pitt] will have to state in legal papers that he wants the kids to live with him. That will begin the holy hell of a battle. First, they will appoint lawyers or law guardians for the children, someone to represent them, that is what usually happens, to protect the children’s interests. In this very diverse family, this very complex situation, I believe they will appoint a psychiatrist and there are so many children with different needs, they may need to appoint several psychiatrists,” divorce attorney Raoul Felder speaks EXCLUSIVELY with HollywoodLife.com.
“This could be a rescue situation where you have emotionally scarred children. Anytime you have to do all these things in a custody case like this, the fight for physical custody between parents and lawyers could stretch out 8 months to a year or longer. With 6 children, the needs of one may not be satisfied by the decision of what the right thing to do is for the others, it can get complicated with so many children. There is a general tendency in law not to separate the siblings. You try not to separate the siblings. But they are not all siblings by birth, so they might have different needs and decisions will have to be made,” Raoul adds.
Ah, this sounds like things could get pretty sticky for Brad and Angelina Jolie. At this point, Angelina is the only one who has filed, and she asked for sole physical custody of their six children — Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8. Brad has not yet filed. Once he does, we’ll know what sort of custody he’s seeking, but a source told TMZ he’ll seek full joint custody.
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