Angelina Jolie 'fighting a losing battle' against Brad Pitt amid their heated remote appellate court hearing?

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Brad Pitt's lawyer Theodore Boutrous stated, "...to allow a delaying tactic [in Brad and Angelina Jolie's child custody case] like this would be extremely unjust."
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Friday, i.e. July 9, saw another chapter in Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's heated custody battle for their five children (excluding eldest son Maddox Jolie Pitt, 19) as their attorneys presented their arguments in a remote appellate court hearing. According to Entertainment Tonight, reiterating Angelina's request, which was denied last November, was her lawyer Robert Olson, who argued for Judge John W. Ouderkirk's removal from Brangelina's custody case.

Robert claimed that the private judge was not impartial during the custody battle case because he was allegedly working on legal matters which involved Brad's lawyer. "Until Ms. Jolie asked, what was going on was only known to the judge, the ARC and the opposing counsel... she was shocked that this was going on. Ms. Jolie did not know anything that happened between counsel for Pitt and the judge," Olson stated. Firing back was Pitt's lawyer Theodore Boutrous, who claimed that Angelina was well aware of the potential conflict all along.

"Here in a child custody case that's been going on for so long, the children are getting older and to allow a delaying tactic like this would be extremely unjust," Theodore argued before adding, "There were no surprises. Ms. Jolie and her counsel knew about the relationship and the grounds."

In an interview with ET, family law attorney Kelly Chang Rickert, who watched the remote hearing believes that Jolie may be "fighting a losing battle." According to Kelly, if Ouderkirk had sided with Jolie and granted her sole custody, then Angelina would never have filed this appeal nor challenge his ruling as biased. Rickert thinks the only reason Jolie is "challenging it is because she lost. I mean, she's struggling, she's reaching here."

Kelly noted that it's not unusual for parties to keep fighting untill their kids are grown in "bitter custody cases like this one... Because when the kids are grown, they're outside the jurisdiction of the courts. Right now, they're fighting because the courts can still rule on the kids. Once they're 18, they're on their own. They're adults."

While Angelina and Brad's eldest son Maddox is considered a legal adult and hence, not subjected to the custody decision, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 14, Vivienne, 12, and Knox, 12, are whom Jolie and Pitt are currently consumed in a legal battle for, since September 2016, when they first filed for divorce. Moreover, it was towards the end of May when Brad was granted joint custody of his and Angelina's kids in a tentative ruling while Jolie continues to fight for sole custody.

Stay tuned to Pinkvilla for all the updates on Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's intense divorce proceedings.

ALSO READ: Angelina Jolie wants to sell Château Miraval but Brad Pitt allegedly prevents her from unloading the property

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Comments
Anonymous : Angelina world for United Nations and was damed by the QUEEN of England. This isn't about child custody. The highest order are embaressed because media know her.
REPLY 1 5 days ago
Anonymous : He should sack his lawyers.
REPLY 3 1 week ago
Anonymous : If this is the case, why was an argument not raised earlier. Obviously like both sides of the fence. Waiting on an outcome before raising an issue is playing the system and reaching for a better outcome. If the decision was in her favour, the matter would have settled. Allowing her to sell assets when they should be frozen should be investigated.
REPLY 10 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : Stalling for no good reason. He was already cleared on investigation. Why has it taken so long?Not good for their legal teams or the judge, as it looks like they are pocketing from long unnecessary delays.
REPLY 10 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : She is so desperate. Unlike Jen who walked away with style and grace.
REPLY 8 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : The truth is out she wants money reason for parental alienation
REPLY 11 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : Over the last 5 years a high mistake was made. Angelina should be regular tested for drug use prescription and street drug. She also should have had mental evaluation for naracist and parental alienation. Why was
REPLY 10 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : His legal team should have investigated her.
REPLY 11 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : Billionaires settle within months. This is what happens you leave your partner and his life gets better. She angry he is successful.
REPLY 8 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : Jealous he is dating Lykke Li.
REPLY 6 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : He is single, can date who he likes. Angelina thought his career was over.
REPLY 8 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : Better than Nico who is married and dates all his friends.
REPLY 5 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : People in the comments section are so quick to judge a woman they know nothing about. Do you know her personally? Have you ever met her or talked to her?
REPLY 1 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : Angelina should have been assessed to see if she is fit to be a mother to these kids.
REPLY 9 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : The truth is out, she wants money. That's why 'earth mother' did parental alienation.
REPLY 6 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : He had the courage to go this far...kids and all.
REPLY 5 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : Crazy couple, I truly feel sad for their kids..Jolie is one crazy insane woman.
REPLY 6 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : No way is she or Margot Robbie allowed to be bigger than Hollywood born brat Angelina Jolie
REPLY 4 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : 6 children to a man who smokes dope and drinks. Let's not forget she did heroin!
REPLY 7 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : Apparently she recovered without methadone or therapy. Lol
REPLY 8 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : Drug test her.
REPLY 11 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : United Nations and the Queen should be embarrassed.
REPLY 7 3 weeks ago