Brad Pitt asks the court to reverse the decision to remove the judge in the case of custody of their children with Angelina Jolie
Many times, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt seemed to be close to finally coming to an agreement in the custody case of their six children and ending the trial. But now, it seems, there is no end to it, no edge.
In May, 57-year-old Pitt seemed to have achieved joint custody, but 46-year-old Jolie was not satisfied with this, and she, in turn, was able to get Judge John Uderkirk, who made this decision, removed from the case. Brad, of course, did not put up with this and again went into battle, filing an application to the court to cancel Uderkirk's suspension from the case.
The actress ' legal team argued that the judge could have been biased in his decision on the custody case, since he had a business relationship with Pitt's lawyers, which he hid. However, Pitt's lawyers said in their new appeal that Jolie was aware of Uderkirk's relationship with Pitt's lawyers from the very beginning of the custody case, but waited several years to get him removed.
After more than four years of contradictory court proceedings, every day of which caused harm to children and their father, an important and balanced custody decision will be completely canceled as a result of an administrative error that is completely unrelated to the substance of the custody dispute itself,
- the actor's lawyers claim.
Now Pitt's lawyers are seeking a review of the case in the California Supreme Court. And Angelina Jolie's lawyers seem to be confident that Angelina will win.
The Court of Appeal unanimously refused to tolerate ethical violations of a private judge who considered custody issues, and rightly overturned the decisions of this judge. The petition of Mr. Pitt's lawyer to the California Supreme Court demonstrates how they cling to this private judge who showed bias and refused the evidence required by law. It is disturbing that, fully aware of the unethical behavior and having previously not disclosed their financial relationship, Pitt's lawyer will seek the reinstatement of this private judge. Ms. Jolie hopes that Mr. Pitt will instead join her, focusing on the needs of children, their voices and healing,
— he said.