Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s divorce has been headline news for years now. There have been accusations on both sides and child custody headlines concerning the custody status of their six children. In recent news, Angelina Jolie reports that she is seeking to have a resolution to their divorce by the end of 2018. This process has been in the media spotlight for the roughly 2 years since divorce was filed with the court.
According to reports from Angelina and her team, Brad “has paid no meaningful child support” since the couple separated years ago. Due to the failure to financially support their children, Angelina’s team insists that she’ll seek a court order to get retroactive payments from him. There were reportedly unofficial arrangements made between the two to work out financial arrangements for their six children.
If a divorce between the two were to be finalized by the end of the year, so would a high asset divorce arrangement, as well as a child custody and child support arrangement between the them. It isn’t clear if the two signed a prenuptial agreement prior to walking down the aisle, but if they did, it could have an impact on how the asset division occurs. However, a prenuptial agreement cannot make a prior arrangement about how a child custody or child support arrangement will occur.
Jolie has been awarded full custody of her children at this point. It could change when the divorce is finalized, towards the end of the year, as her legal team indicated. There is much to be determined in this high asset divorce. Either way, the child custody arrangement should meet the best interests of the children, first and foremost.
Those going through a high asset divorce likely understand that there are many working parts and concerns. This can be overwhelming, as many serious decision need to be made. Nonetheless, it is possible to obtain the best possible outcome by taking the time to understand one’s rights and options.