As reported in People, actor/producer Brad Pitt has responded to soon to be ex-wife humanitarian/actor/director Angelina Jolie‘s petition in their divorce filings, for sole physical custody with a filing for joint custody of their six children.
A legal expert in divorce law, Christopher Melcher in communication with People has stated that Pitt’s response filing was likely a timely response expected and that his intent was expressed in filing for joint physical & legal custody. It is suggested that their settlement of divorce & custody could be more protracted as the intent of both parties are both at odds with one another.
The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services has been investigating an anonymously placed complaint of physical and verbal abuse by Mr Pitt towards one of his children. Mr Pitt as well as Ms Jolie, have been fully cooperating with the DCFS in the investigation and seeking counselling individually and as a family to foster trust and move forward.