Angelina Jolie has demanded the removal of a private judge overseeing her prolonged divorce and custody fight with Brad Pitt.
The actress argued that judge John W. Ouderkirk should be removed from their divorce, filed in 2016. Jolie’s attorneys filed a petition with the Los Angeles Superior Court alleging that the judge was inadequate. conditions on other cases that he presides over Pitt’s attorney, Anne C. Kiley.
The papers state that during the Jolie-Pitt proceedings, Ouderkirk was accused of “not disclosing cases that demonstrate current, ongoing, repeat client relationships between the judge and [Pitt’s] adviser. “
However, a source close to the incident said this was a deferred trick for Jolie, as she believed things were not in her favor. The source said the main problem was their custody and her request for more child support.
“Essentially Jolie is trying to fire her own judge overseeing their divorce,”; said the source. She has every right to do this, but if she thinks she’s in a good place during this legal process, she won’t need to do it. This is a classic case of someone expecting a bad decision trying to delay the process by asking for a new referee. Judge Ouderkirk could not be reached, and attorneys for Jolie and Pitt have not contacted us again.
The source added that Jolie’s move was unusual: While Pitt’s team has sought to keep the judge intact, ensuring the personal details revealed in the case are kept private, Jolie is currently involved in a Public courts and are delaying everything to settle. “This is Brad’s time with the kids, how to share time with the kids… This divorce has been going on for four years, for kindness.”
Jolie, 45, and Pitt, 56, were a couple for 12 years and married the two when Jolie filed for divorce in 2016. They were declared divorced last year when their lawyer fell in love. Demand a discriminatory sentence, meaning they are declared single while other issues, including financial and custody, remain. They have six children.