Pitt scored a win in Might when he was tentatively granted joint custody of their 5 minor youngsters. Nevertheless, the order got here from Decide John Ouderkirk, who officiated the couple’s wedding seven years in the past.
That led Jolie to attempt to low cost the decide’s ruling. In July, a California appeals court docket approved her request to disqualify the decide. In response to her authorized workforce, Ouderkirk did not “disclose a number of skilled, enterprise and monetary relationships, ongoing throughout the course of the matter, with Pitt’s counsel and their regulation corporations.”
As such, Jolie retained full-time custody of their children, whereas Pitt maintained visitation rights.
So, the Moneyball actor is now responding in court docket, submitting a petition with the California Supreme Courtroom to evaluate the case, which E! Information obtained on Sept. 1.
“The Courtroom of Attraction successfully upended the constitutionally approved momentary judging system in California and generated widespread confusion, uncertainty, and instability for judges, litigants, and the California judicial system as a complete,” it reads.