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Angelina Jolie ‘Hopeful’ Kids Can Testify in Custody Case

Fighting on. Angelina Jolie remains to be hoping that her kids will have the ability to testify in her ongoing custody battle with Brad Pitt after a number of setbacks.

“Angelina feels it’s extremely important that the kids’ feelings about who they want to essentially spend time with are heard,” a supply tells Us Weekly completely of the Oscar winner, 46. “She isn’t forcing the kids to testify. She has taken the advice of the children’s therapists. She is hopeful that going forward, with an impartial and fair judge, the children will be able to testify.”

The Salt star and her ex-husband, 57, have been locked in a custody battle over their six children since their September 2016 break up. The pair share Maddox, 20, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 13.

Earlier this year, Judge John Ouderkerk granted Pitt joint custody of the duo’s 5 minor kids (Maddox was 19 on the time). “She will never forgive [Brad],” an insider instructed Us in June, including that she was “bitterly disappointed” by the choose’s choice. “She maintains it’s far from over and still believes that justice will prevail.”

Jolie tried to have Ouderkerk faraway from the case in August 2020, claiming that the choose did not disclose “ongoing business and professional relationships” with Pitt and his authorized workforce. In May of this year, she additionally claimed that he refused to let her kids testify, however her petition for his removing was initially denied.

In July, nevertheless, Us confirmed {that a} California Court of Appeal eliminated Ouderkerk from the case. “The case has been sent back to the Los Angeles Superior Court,” a supply mentioned on the time. “Judge Ouderkirk is no longer involved and Angelina is grateful to seek a fair decision regarding custody for the children.”

Pitt hasn’t taken Ouderkerk’s removing mendacity down, although, and earlier this month, his workforce alleged that the courtroom made an “administrative error” once they eliminated the choose from the case. His attorneys argued that the removing needs to be reviewed by the state’s highest courtroom.

In the meantime, the Wanted actress is holding out hope for a brand new choose who will enable the youngsters to testify.

“The twins are 13 years old, and under California law, a judge must allow a child that is 14 years old to directly address the court regarding visitation and custody,” the primary insider notes. “The kids want to be able to travel with their mom for her humanitarian work. Shiloh in particular has voiced sadness about being limited in doing so because of the divorce.”

With reporting by Jennifer Heger

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