Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Divorce: Negotiations On Child Custody And Property Split In Full Steam; Jolie Hires Famous Crisis Manager

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt divorce is in full steam and the two parties have many things to settle, including child custody and distribution of properties. According to reports, Jolie hired Judy Smith, a famous crisis manager who is known as real-life Olivia Pope. The latter is a fictional character in the drama television series "Scandal" created by Shonda Rhimes and portrayed by Kerry Washington.

"Judy and her firm have a long history of handling issues that have unfortunately garnered too much attention in the public eye, and she knows how to push towards resolutions that are swift and discreet," said a source from the actress' side, cited E! News.

Smith is known for handling scandals that have gained much media attention, with famous clients like Paula Deen, Michael Vick and Monica Lewinsky. On her part, Jolie is reportedly seeking for full custody of their children, which is one of the major concerns of the Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt divorce.

Earlier, Pitt was involved in an incident with one of the children on a private jet, which the Department of Children and Family Services in Los Angeles is currently investigating. The "World War Z" star allegedly made contact with Maddox, 15 years old, on a private jet. However, the same source said the actor has yet to see the children since the Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt divorce battle started.

"He really wants to see the kids and to work out an arrangement that is best for them... [He] wants to work things out privately and amicably," an insider said.

Jolie, on the other hand, is also supposedly open to the idea that she and Pitt need to co-parent for the future of the kids, and does not intend to make the current situation permanent. 

TMZ noted that the two need to settle four elements, namely custody and visitation, temporary support for Jolie and the kids, permanent financial support and property split -- the first two of which are reportedly nearing resolution.


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