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Jolie’s Win in Disqualifying Private Judge in Celebrity Divorce

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"Angelina Jolie scores victory in Brad Pitt divorce after private judge disqualified. What happens with custody now?"

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.
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 their custody battle
Publication: USA Today
Publication Date: July 23, 2021
Journalist: Maria Puente
Area(s) of Legal Expertise needed for interview: Celebrity Divorce, Custody

Legal Expert: Christopher C. Melcher

Quote: “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.”