Angelina Jolie Wants Divorce From Brad Pitt Expedited

Brenda Watkins
August 8, 2018

The "Maleficent" actress cited irreconcilable differences in her initial filling in 2016, following an alleged incident of child abuse on a private jet, involving Pitt.

Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the premiere of "The Normal Heart" in New York, NY, U.S., May 12, 2014.

A source familiar with the situation told InStyle, "Brad fulfills his commitments".

"The aim of Angelina's routine court filing is to provide closure to the marriage in a way that clears a path toward the next stage of their lives and allows her and Brad to recommit as devoted co-parents to their children", her spokeswoman, Mindy Nyby, told "Good Morning America" in a statement.

Jolie's lawyers have just filed documents requesting the judge to issue a final divorce decree before the year is over, and the documents also claimed that Pitt hasn't paid "meaningful child support" since the couple separated in September 2016. Now, she's filed divorce papers in court asking for the star to both pay child support and retroactively pay what he's missed. "As of present, [Pitt] has paid no meaningful child support since separation", Jolie's attorney, Samantha Bley DeJean, writes in the legal documents that were filed on Tuesday.

Brad Pitt attend the premiere of By the Sea at the 2015 AFI Fest at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres Nov. 5 2015 in Hollywood California
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Nearly two years after the Hollywood power couple separated, Jolie is trying to kickstart the process so that it can be finalised by the end of the year.

In June, however, the court ordered Jolie to help fix Pitt's relationships with his children, as "not having a relationship with their father is harmful to them". They have six children for whom she is seeking primary custody.

The estranged couple has not yet finalized their divorce, and reportedly put the process on hold as they worked out a shared custody agreement. Pitt, 54, and Jolie, 43, share six children ages 9 to 16.

DeJean goes on to state that Jolie would like the court to have Pitt pay her the money she is owed.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the premiere of "By the Sea" at the 2015 AFI Fest at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, Nov. 5, 2015, in Hollywood, California.

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