Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Divorce an Example of Fiery Accusations

Posted by on 11.14.2016 in Posts | Comments Off on Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Divorce an Example of Fiery Accusations

Well, Jolie and Pitt are back in the news but this time it has nothing to do with their movies or their good works. They are getting a divorce in a very public way but, more importantly, Jolie has accused Pitt of abusing the children and being an alcoholic and drug addict. These are serious charges and, since this matter is being played out in California, the California Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) has been investigating Pitt who voluntarily agreed to drug testing, alcohol testing and answering all questions asked of him.

At the end of the investigation, social workers found no basis for the charges. While the younger children want more time with Dad, due to Mom’s charges Dad’s visits have been ordered supervised, not by court order but because of the recommendation of the social workers.

Apparently the older two boys claimed there had been abuse, but when questioned a second time there stories were vague and totally different. Brainwashing by Mom? Coaching? This is the problem with these kind of charges and they may come back to haunt Jolie when this matter goes to court. California favors a shared custody agreement and the younger children apparently want Dad in their lives. Have the older children lied due to loyalty to their mother? If there is no settlement, the court will decide. It is always too bad when the responsibility for the care of children is put in the hands of a stranger and when ugly accusations are made that involve children.

For more information please contact Lynne Gold- Bikin at lgold-bikin@wglaw.com or 610.278.1511

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