Jolie’s Win in Disqualifying Private Judge in Celebrity Divorce

Angelina Jolie at her film premiere of Maleficent in 2019
Top family law attorney Christopher C. Melcher discusses Angelina Jolie’s victory in disqualifying the private judge in her celebrity divorce and what will happen with her custody battle.

[Source: USA TODAY]

News Article Title: Angelina Jolie scores victory in Brad Pitt divorce after private judge disqualified. What happens with custody now?

Date of Publication: 7/23/21

Area of Law Expertise: Celebrity Divorce, Custody

Description: Maria Puente interviewed top family law attorney Christopher C. Melcher of Walzer Melcher LLP, which was rated one of the best family law firms in California, regarding Angelina Jolie’s win in disqualifying the private judge in her celebrity divorce from Brad Pitt.

“There’s no guarantee she’ll get a different outcome from a new judge,” celebrity divorce lawyer Christopher C. Melcher told USA TODAY, adding that Jolie would have to offer specific evidence that joint custody would not be in the best interests of the kids, which is the standard in custody cases. “So far we have not heard of anything negative about Pitt’s parenting in the last five years.”

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