“[Brad Pitt] has a statutory duty to pay child support. As of present, [he] has paid no meaningful child support since separation,” Angelina Jolie’s lawyer said in the filing on August 7.
“Given that the informal arrangements around the payment of the children’s expenses have not been regularly sustained… for over a year and a half, [Angelina Jolie] intends to file… for the establishment of a retroactive child support order,” the documents stated.
The actress cited “irreconcilable differences” when she filed to end the marriage, and the pair became embroiled in a bitter child custody dispute in the months following the announcement.
Brad Pitt was investigated for possible child abuse after losing his temper in front of some of the children, but was later cleared of the allegations.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are divorcing after a twelve-year relationship and two years of marriage.
The divorce papers have gone public confirming the split and revealing that Angelina Jolie was the person to have filed for the divorce – citing “irreconcilable differences” for the reason behind their separation.
The citation, which was filed in Los Angeles, showed that Angelina Jolie also put through a summons to discuss the custody of the couple’s six children, where she is seeking full custody with visitation rights for Brad Pitt.
Angelina Jolie’s longtime manager Geyser Kosinski told E! Online: “Angelina will always do what’s in the best interest of taking care of her family.”
It was Brad Pitt’s second marriage, having previously wed Jennifer Aniston, and Angelina Jolie’s third after Billy Bob Thornton and Jonny Lee Miller.
According to TMZ, the divorce papers listed the date of separation as September 15.
Angelina Jolie, 41, and Brad Pitt, 52, have six children together – Maddox, Pax, Zahara, who are adopted, and biological children Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne.
They married privately in the French hamlet of Correns in Provence in 2014.
Their children served as ring bearers at the wedding and helped illustrate Angelina Jolie’s white dress with their drawings.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie most recently worked together on 2015 film By The Sea – a relationship drama written, directed and produced by Jolie.
Jennifer Aniston is said to be delighted for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie after hearing the couple are set to wed.
Jennifer Aniston, 43, is so happy with her own beau Justin Theroux that she is actually pleased with the situation, according to reports.
According to HollywoodLife.com a source said: “Jennifer is happy for Brad and Angelina. She is so in love with Justin, that she is really grateful how things turned out.
“In a strange way if it weren’t for Angelina, Jennifer would not have connected with Justin in a romantic way. Jennifer is in a really wonderful place right now.”
The source added: “I wouldn’t be surprised if she even went to their wedding.”
Jennifer Aniston is said to be delighted for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie after hearing the couple are set to wed
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston split in 2005, ending their five year marriage, and the actor was soon linked to Angelina Jolie.
Rumors were sparked that Brangelina got together while filming Mr. & Mrs. Smith, while Brad Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston.
Brad Pitt’s former wife isn’t the only one said to be thrilled with the news the couple’s six children have finally got the fairytale they wished for following news their famous parents are set to wed.
A representative for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie – whose engagement was confirmed yesterday – revealed the Brangelina brood is “very happy”.
While the couple said they would not get married until everyone, including gay couples could, they have reportedly been given blessing from certain LGBT groups.
Angelina Jolie recently revealed in an interview how their kids often asked why there were not married “like Shrek and Fiona”.