Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt reach custody agreement over children
Angelina Jolie Pitt will continue to have sole custody of her six children with Brad Pitt in a joint agreement reached by the actors, a representative for the actress said on Monday.
The agreement calls for the former couple's six children, who range in ages from 8 to 15, to continue to have "therapeutic visits" with Pitt.
Jolie Pitt filed for divorce in September, days after Pitt was involved in a disturbance during a private fight with his family. She cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the breakup, and an attorney said at the time she filed for divorce "for the health of the family."
Monday's statement said the agreement was reached more than a week ago in consultation with childcare professionals, the AP reported. The statement said no further details could be provided, and it makes no mention of an investigation by child welfare workers into the plane incident.
Pitt and Jolie Pitt reached a temporary custody agreement in late September that included at least some of the same terms - visitation with his children and both sides agreeing to meetings with therapists.
"We believe that all sides are committed to healing the family and ask for your consideration during this difficult time," Monday's statement said.
A representative for Pitt declined comment.
The actor filed a legal response to the divorce on Friday and sought joint custody of the children. Whether a judge will have to weigh in on the agreement was not clear, although many parents are able to work out custody agreements without a formal hearing.
Pitt's filing does not include any new details about the couple's breakup. Pitt cited irreconcilable differences and makes no mention of a prenuptial agreement that will govern how the pair divides their assets. He also cites September 15 as the day of their separation, one day after the alleged plane altercation between Pitt and his 15-year-old son, Maddox.