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01st Oct 2016

Brangelina Have Agreed A Temporary Custody Deal

Katie Mythen-Lynch

The gory details of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s high profile divorce may still be all over the front pages, but behind the scenes it appears the former couple are putting their six children first. 

Latest reports suggest that Pitt (52) will be allowed to see his children Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8, provided he submits to regular drug and alcohol tests and agrees that his first visit will be evaluated by a therapist.

Both Angelina, Brad and their children will also attend family therapy.

A source told Mail Online:

‘This temporary agreement will last until October 20. This is a completely voluntary agreement that has a structured decision-making plan.

‘Neither Brad nor Angelina were forced to get counseling, they both volunteered to do so for the sake of the family.’

‘There was also no requirement for any kind of monitoring. Both Brad and Angelina decided between them that the first visit would be done with a therapist. There was absolutely nothing mandated.’

Pitt has yet to file an official response to his wife’s divorce petition. Represented by divorce attorney to the stars Laura Wasser, Jolie (41) is seeking sole custody of the couple’s six children.

Jolie’s team previously released the following statement to E News:

“Angelina will always do what’s in the best interest of taking care of her family. She appreciates everyone’s understanding of their need for privacy at this time.”

Sources reveal that Angelina’s decision to file for divorce is based on a conflict with Brad over his parenting. The actress filed following an incident which saw the Fight Club actor row with son Maddox after he jumped to his mother’s defence on a private jet last month.

Jolie has not asked for spousal support, and has listed the date of the separation as September 15th of this year.