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According to the November 21, 2016 edition of People magazine, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are finding themselves in a heated divorce. Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt on September 19, 2016 and while things started off without too much of a hitch; recently Pitt has started to become vocal about the divorce arrangements.

The divorce begins

When Angelina, 41, filed against Brad, 52, she had requested she have joint legal custody of the six children. Jolie also wanted physical custody, leaving Pitt with visitation. Representatives for Pitt state that Brad is pushing for shared physical custody of Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara,11, Shiloh, 10, and the twins Knox and Vivienne, 8.

To date, Pitt's interaction with the children has been minimal. Brad has only been able to see the children during supervised visits. Many feel this is due to allegations that Pitt was verbally and physically abusive with Maddox on a trip from France back to the U.S. The two sides are trying to keep things private and reach their agreement behind closed doors out of the view of journalists and photographers. The custody of the children is the hardest part of the divorce agreement.

Law professionals chime in that divorce cases are hard in California; even harder when children are involved. A judge will tend to lean towards joint physical custody because they actively want to see both parents participating in the children's lives.

What Jolie must prove

If Angelia can prove that Brad's drinking has impacted his ability to care for the children, then she may have a little bit of a chance; however most evidence will be circumstantial.

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At the moment the children are living with Angelina with visitations for Brad per a temporary order from the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services. The order will remain in place while the divorce continues, or until the investigation of the alleged altercation against Maddox has been resolved.

What happens in the child custody will lie in the hands of the DCFS. The agency will need to find Pitt wasn't abusive towards his son for him to continue forward with the pressing of receiving shared physical custody. If the DCFS feels Brand was abusive, he is going to face a long, expensive legal court battle.

Fans hope the couple can work it out amongst themselves so that Pitt doesn't have to file a request in court in order to retain joint custody or visitations. Neither party wants to see this divorce become any more heated than it is already turning out to be.