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Angelina Jolie is Pushing Kids to Testify against Brad Pitt

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"'It's Traumatic': Angelina Jolie's 'wrong' for pushing for kids to testify against Brad Pitt, legal experts say"

Description: Martha Ross interviewed renowned international family law attorney Peter M. Walzer of Los Angeles top family law firm Walzer Melcher LLP regarding Angelina Jolie pushing her kids to testify against their father, Brad Pitt.  In her filing with the appellate court, Angelina Jolie cited a California law that says children 14 or older should be allowed to testify if they want to.
Angelina Jolie at premiere with her kids
Angelina Jolie is pushing her kids to testify against their father Brad Pitt. Celebrity divorce lawyer Peter M. Walzer explains judges must put children’s well-being first and determine if there are less traumatic ways they can give input without taking the stand.
Publication: The Mercury News
Publication Date: May 29, 2021

Journalist: Martha Ross

Area(s) of Legal Expertise needed for interview: Celebrity Divorce, Custody
Legal Expert: Peter M. Walzer

Quote: “Celebrity divorce lawyer Peter M. Walzer, who participated in the landmark 2010 Elkins Family Law Task Force on reforming California’s family law courts, said the statute on children testifying has good intentions — to let children have a say in matters that affect their lives.  “But more than anything, judges must put children’s well-being first and determine if there are less traumatic ways they can give input without taking the stand,” Walzer said. “They can share their concerns with a mediator, a psychologist or in a one-on-one meeting with the judge.”