Pitt scored a win in Could when he was tentatively granted joint custody of their 5 minor youngsters. Nonetheless, 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 decide’s ruling. In July, a California appeals court docket approved her request to disqualify the decide. Based on her authorized staff, Ouderkirk didn’t “disclose a number of skilled, enterprise and monetary relationships, ongoing through the course of the matter, with Pitt’s counsel and their regulation corporations.”
As such, Jolie retained full-time custody of their youngsters, whereas Pitt maintained visitation rights.
So, the Moneyball actor is now responding in court docket, submitting a petition with the California Supreme Courtroom to assessment the case, which E! Information obtained on Sept. 1.
“The Courtroom of Enchantment successfully upended the constitutionally licensed short-term judging system in California and generated widespread confusion, uncertainty, and instability for judges, litigants, and the California judicial system as a complete,” it reads.