The former couple has been under a legal battle for the custody of their 6 children since their split up in 2016.
Good news for Angelina Jolie! Jolie's petition to remove Judge Ouderkirk has been granted. Back in May, Brad Pitt was awarded more time with their five minor children, but now the decision has been removed since the latest decision of the Second District Court of Appeal in California. Keep reading to see all details here!
“The case has been sent back to the Los Angeles Superior Court. Judge Ouderkirk is no longer involved and Angelina is grateful to seek a fair decision regarding custody for the children,” a source close to the actress revealed.
On Pitt's side, a source also revealed what the 59-year-old actor thinks about the news. "Brad believes there is overwhelming evidence that the current situation isn't good for the kids. This just sets things back for everyone."
“The appeals court ruling was based on a technical procedural issue. The facts haven’t changed,” the spokesperson continued. “There is an extraordinary amount of factual evidence which led the judge — and the many experts who testified — to reach their clear conclusion about what is in the children’s best interests.”
According to the judges who decided to remove Judge Ouderkirk, the decision was made because the judge "failed to make the mandatory disclosures" about the legal proceedings involving Pitt's attorneys.
Pitt and Jolie's legal battle is over the custody of five of their six children, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 14, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 12. Their eldest son, Maddox, 19, isn't part of the case.