Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie continue to make headlines due to their high-profile divorce. Based on recent developments, the two?s custody battle over their kids is expected to cost them millions.
The world was shocked when Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie?s divorce was announced last September. The Maleficent star reportedly decided to end their two-year marriage due to conflicts in raising their six children. They are Maddox (15), Pax (12), Zahara (11), Shiloh (10), and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
Child abuse allegations
An incident, which proved to be the last straw for the 41-year-old actress, supposedly took place during a family trip. While on board a private plane, the Fight Club actor allegedly abused Maddox physically and verbally.
Because of everything, Jolie has requested for sole physical custody of her children. Recent reports claim that an agreement was already reached stating that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie?s kids will stay with their mom.
Since Pitt will only be allowed supervised visits, he is reportedly still seeking for joint physical and legal custody.
Custody of SIX
Now, an insider has detailed the financial aspects involved in Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie?s custody war. ?
California divorce lawyer David Pisarra said the two are estimated to shell out five to ten million dollars in the next year.
He told Hollywood Life that the amount will not just go to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie?s lawyers. ?They will likely get the best child psychologists for their children,? Pisarra said.
?Due to the number of children involved, this could go down as the most expensive custody battle ever,? he added.
Hourly charges for therapists
Pisarra broke down the estimated expenses even further. According to him, each of the six kids will need weekly or biweekly sessions with a therapist. A specialist will also reportedly accompany Pitt during his visits. ?
?[This] can cost up to $300-500 an hour and monitoring for him with each of the kids,? the legal expert said.
There have been no official reports from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie about their divorce and custody expenses. As such, it is best to take third-party statements with a grain of salt and wait for confirmation from the involved parties. TheBitBag will be on the lookout for updates on this issue.