Pitt scored a win in Could when he was tentatively granted joint custody of their 5 minor kids. Nevertheless, the order got here from Choose John Ouderkirk, who officiated the couple’s wedding seven years in the past.
That led Jolie to attempt to low cost the choose’s ruling. In July, a California appeals courtroom approved her request to disqualify the choose. In keeping with her authorized staff, 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 companies.”
As such, Jolie retained full-time custody of their youngsters, whereas Pitt maintained visitation rights.
So, the Moneyball actor is now responding in courtroom, submitting a petition with the California Supreme Courtroom to evaluation the case, which E! Information obtained on Sept. 1.
“The Courtroom of Enchantment successfully upended the constitutionally licensed non permanent judging system in California and generated widespread confusion, uncertainty, and instability for judges, litigants, and the California judicial system as a complete,” it reads.