Washington fans of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are among others who have been following news of their personal lives since they announced their divorce. The former couple has been fighting over custody and parenting issues, unable to agree on what is best for their six children. Making news headlines once again, Pitt has apparently gained the court’s favor; in fact, some say the current situation may cause Jolie to lose custody altogether.
The court reportedly issued a recent ruling that Jolie must provide each of her children a cell phone. The devices are meant to help keep lines of communication open between the children and their father, Pitt. The judge noted that Jolie is not permitted to review any text messages that the children and their dad exchange.
The court has determined that it is in the children’s best interests to have more time with Pitt. He is now allowed to see and/or contact them whenever he wants. As in all custody-related situations, both parents are bound by the terms of the court order. In this case, Jolie has been informed that not adhering in her case could place her at risk for reduced time with her children or full revocation of her custody privileges.
Celebrities are not the only ones who face career issues that impact custody and parenting arrangements in divorce. Many Washington parents face similar problems. For those that do, connecting with an experienced family law attorney is typically a logical first step to take to seek fair and agreeable solutions.