Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt reach divorce pact
Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt have reached an agreement to handle their divorce in a private forum and will work together to reunify their family, the actors announced in a joint statement Monday.
Their statement released Monday night to The Associated Press said that they will keep future details of their divorce confidential by using a private judge.
"The parties and their counsel have signed agreements to preserve the privacy rights of their children and family by keeping all court documents confidential and engaging a private judge to make any necessary legal decisions and to facilitate the expeditious resolution of any remaining issues," their statement read. "The parents are committed to act as a united front to effectuate recovery and reunification."
Authorities investigated allegations that Pitt was abusive toward his 15-year-old son on a private flight, but sources familiar with the cases said the actor was cleared of any wrongdoing.
Private judges are often used in high-profile divorce cases, keeping many details of a breakup out of the public eye while a final judgment is negotiated.
Custody of their six children has been the primary issue in the divorce, with Jolie Pitt initially seeking sole physical custody. California law favors joint custody in divorce cases, although final arrangements are often agreed to by parents and formalized in a written agreement.
Pitt and Jolie were married for two years and together for 12 years after becoming close while filming 2005's "Mr. & Mrs. Smith."
Their divorce, and every filing in it, has attracted international attention. Last month, Pitt sought to seal custody records in the case, and a hearing had been scheduled for next week on the issue.
Both actors have kept a relatively low profile since their breakup was announced, although Pitt made an appearance onstage at Sunday's Golden Globes to spirited applause.
Nepathya to perform in Butwal on Saturday
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Bangladesh bans Irrfan Khan-starrer 'No Bed of Roses'
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Natalie Portman shows baby bump
Natalie Portman was spotted showing off her baby bump in a gray top and jean shorts while hiking with her mother and dog in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The 35-year-old actress, who is expecting her second child with her husband Benjamin Millepied, keptt it casual and comfortable with sunglasses and sneakers, the People reported. She had a water bottle and sweatshirt in tow.
Calling for a Public Debate on CSOs
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Nepal facing disaster in the recovery from earthquakes
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Dr Hemant R Ojha
Ideologies on T-shirts
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Menstrual taboo outdated
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Physicians are humans too!
To err is human. People make mistakes. Clinicians are no exception. But as soon as a patient or a person enters a doctor’s room, he or she forgets that the doctor too is a human being and expects too much from him or her.