Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Find Out Why Angelina Jolie is Waging War Over Custody with Brad PittCupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Find Out Why Angelina Jolie is Waging War Over Custody with Brad Pitt

By Haley Lerner

In celebrity news, Angelina Jolie is waging a way over custody of her six children with Brad Pitt after their celebrity divorce. In a court document filed August 7 by Jolie’s legal team, Jolie claimed Pitt “has paid no meaningful child support” in the 23 months since their separation. According to, sources say the reason Jolie is revving up the custody battle is because, “She sees the writing on the wall: Joint custody is a done deal, and there is nothing she can do to stop it.” Pitt was the subject of a child services investigation immediately following Jolie’s divorce filing, but he was cleared of any wrongdoing. Though Jolie has held primary custody of the kids, Pitt has been granted increased visitation rights. In June, Pitt was granted temporary shared custody for the summer by an L.A. judge. An insider said, “Brad is done playing doormat to Angie, hoping that would tamp down her anger. He is going to trust his lawyers and inner circle of friends to continue to be there for him — and get him joint custody of the kids.”

In celebrity news, Angelina Jolie isn’t going to go quietly into the night when it comes to the custody of her children. What are some ways to make a custody battle more civil?

Cupid’s Advice:

Custody battles can be hard for both the parents and the children. Cupid has some tips on how to make it easier:

1. Think of your children: During a custody battle, it’s important you remember the reason you are going through all of this: your children. Do your best to keep things civil to ease the pain and turmoil your kids will have to go through with their parents splitting up.

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2. Open communication: Even if you may have negative feelings towards your ex, it’s important you keep communication open during a custody battle. Icing each other out will only cause more tension and cause things to get uncivil.

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3. Understand each other: As much as you might want to loathe your ex and have them have zero contact with your kids, it’s important you understand where they are coming from and the love they have for your children. Be understanding and respect that they deserve time with your children as well.

Have any more tips on how to make a custody battle more civil? Comment below!