Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Hiring Private Judge for Divorce

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Hiring Private Judge for Divorce
Thu 12-01-2017

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, are currently divorcing after two years of marriage and 12 years together.

The stars have released their first joint statement since September, when news that Jolie had filed for divorce first broke.

The statement confirms that the Hollywood superstars will use a private judge to officiate in their legal separation, to ensure that the case is kept out of the public eye as much as possible.

"The parties and their counsel have signed agreements to preserve the privacy rights of their children and family by keeping all court documents confidential and engaging a private judge to make any necessary legal decisions and to facilitate the expeditious resolution of any remaining issues,'' read the statement, released on Monday to the Associated Press. "The parents are committed to act as a united front to effectuate recovery and reunification.'"

Previously, Jolie requested sole custody of the couple's six children, while Pitt requested joint custody.

The actor, who made a public appearance on Sunday night at the Golden Globes, is currently being allowed to make supervised visits to his children, after he and Jolie came to an informal temporary custody.

Earlier this month, it was reported that the couple had agreed to keep all future court documents pertaining to their divorce sealed.

Source: Telegraph