By now you probably know that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are in a nasty battle for custody of their six children. Right now, the pair are operating under a temporary custody agreement where Angelina gets full custody and Brad has monitored visits. New documents filed by Jolie show that the temporary custody deal is actually very much in her favor, and Brad’s fate is wholly determined by a psychologist.
According to the documents filed by the actress, a psychologist who specializes in child custody issues will determine when and how Pitt gets to see his kids. The documents state that the “frequency and conditions of the therapeutic visitation shall be determined by Ian Russ, Ph.D.” That means if Brad really does have the angry, violent side Angelina says he does, it’s unlikely that he’ll ever be able to visit the kids without supervision.
The documents also state that Brad has to undergo random drug and alcohol tests at least four times per month.
Brad’s not the only one who has to put work into this agreement. Both Angie and Brad must participate in group therapy sessions with the kids.
Brad and Angie’s custody agreement, which will remain in place until there’s a court order or the parents agree to change it, was made while Brad was still being investigated by the DCFS. The agency cleared him of any wrongdoing about a month ago, so it’s likely he’ll try to change the terms. What’s up in the air is if Angie will agree.
The judge signed the new documents on Friday, so until both parents strike a new deal or a court makes a decision, it’s monitored visits as Brad’s therapist sees fit.