Few Florida residents could have escaped the recent media coverage surrounding a divorce between two of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities. While the tabloids have been predicting the high asset divorce of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for some time, those rumors were recently confirmed when Jolie filed for divorce. It can be assumed that celebrity gossip will continue to swirl around the couple as they navigate the ins and outs of the end of their marriage.
The couple has been together since 2005, but waited to marry until 2014. It is reported that they signed a prenuptial agreement prior to walking down the aisle. That could make the dissolution of their marriage easier to navigate, and could simplify property division matters.
What could be for more troubling for the couple is a struggle over the care and custody of their shared children. They are parents to three adopted children and three biological children, and Jolie has asked for physical custody. There is no word on whether she is also seeking child support, although reports indicate that Jolie is not requesting spousal support.
As of the time of this report, the couple has made little comment concerning the recent divorce filing. Throughout the course of their relationship, they have largely shunned media attention unless they could use that attention to raise money and or awareness of a favorite charity, leaving Florida fans with little insight into their personal lives. In terms of their high asset divorce, it is expected that they will continue to try and maintain their privacy as they work through issues of property division in child custody.
Source: Forbes, “What You Can Learn About Divorce & Taxes From Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie“, Kelly Phillips Erb, Sept. 20, 2016