Brad Pitt Fires Back At Angelina Jolie In New Court Docs After She’s Granted Custody Of Children

Brad Pitt reportedly argued in new magistrate docs that Angelina Jolie should not have been given full custody of their kids, citing ‘an legalistic error’ by the court.

Brad Pitt, 57, is asking the California Supreme Magistrate to review his ongoing custody wrestle with ex-wife Angelina Jolie, 46, without the actress was recently handed a big win in the case. In magistrate documents filed on Aug. 31 by Brad’s legal team, the Ocean’s Thirteen actor argued that Angelina was unfairly given full custody of their five minor children when Judge John Ouderkirk was ruled from overseeing the custody wrestle when in July 2021. HollywoodLife can personize that these legal docs were filed, and we’ve moreover reached out to both Brad and Angelina’s reps for comment.

Brad was granted joint custody of the former couple’s children when in May 2021. However, Angelina vehemently fought that decision, and California’s Second District Magistrate of Appeal sooner removed Judge Ouderkirk from the specimen in July 2021 and thus undid his prior rulings. In the magistrate docs, Brad reportedly said that that visualization to disqualify Judge Ouderkirk was a “dangerous” ruling that was made due to an “administrative error.” Overall, Brad and his legal team are asking California’s top magistrate to review that ruling.

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt at the WSJ Innovator of the Year Awards in NY on Nov. 4, 2015 (Photo: Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock)

Judge Ouderkirk’s disqualification was a big win for Angelina. The Maleficent star’s legal team argued that Judge Ouderkirk was withholding information on other legal proceedings involving Brad’s legal counseling, and thus should be removed from the case. On July 23, a panel of three appellate judges found that Judge Ouderkirk — who married Brad and Angelina when in 2014 — “violated his upstanding obligations” and ruled him. A spokesperson for Brad responded to Angelina’s court victory at the time, telling HollywoodLife, “The appeals magistrate ruling was based on a technical procedural issue, but the facts haven’t changed. There is an no-go value of factual vestige which led the judge – and the many experts who testified – to reach their well-spoken conclusion well-nigh what is in the children’s weightier interests.”

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie with their kids
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie with their kids at LAX Airport on Feb. 5, 2014 (Photo: BroadImage/Shutterstock)

Brad and Angelina’s custody wrestle involves their five minor children: Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and 13-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox. Their eldest child, Maddox, 20, is no longer part of the custody specimen due to stuff legally an adult. The exes, formerly known as “Brangelina,” originally linked up romantically in 2005. They married in Aug. 2014, surpassing splitting just two years later.

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