Brangelina Divorce: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will call various witnesses in their upcoming custody trial. And, but their children will likely be kept off the stand.
Brangelina Divorce, It’s been four ages since Angelina Jolie, 45, filed for separation from Brad Pitt, 56. Their custody battle still isn’t ended. The past couple is set to face off in court very soon. And recent reports, obtained by sources, include a long list of witnesses on either side. Prominently missing from both their plan are the names of their six kids. They are Maddox, 19, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 14, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 12.
What judges have to say about Brangelina Divorce:
“Generally speaking, kids don’t go on the stand,” divorce lawyer Raoul Felder explains EXCLUSIVELY to Tv. “If it is important [to hear their side], the judge may question them privately. Magistrates are very experienced at communicating with children. And, but they hate it because no matter how nice the justice is, it’s a trial. In an unfamiliar place, the child is in a big marble building. And with somebody with guns wandering around in suits, they have to see their mother or father at separate tables. It’s just a disturbing way to proceed. And I think the authority [in Brad and Angelina’s case] is not going to permit it. And certainly not at this step in the proceedings.”
Although Brad and Angelina’s four eldest kids — Maddox, Pax, Zahara, and Shiloh. And they are technically at the period where they could be called to testify. But Los Angeles family attorney Kelly Chang Rickert says it never happens. “Family Code 3042 sets the least age of 14 for kids to be able to testify. But kids never witness in court. First of all, judges avoid putting kids in the middle. And secondly, it’s thought bad judicial practice to put kids on the platform. In this case, the children all likely have minor’s advice so that it will go for them.”