They loved each other for almost 14 years and could take almost that long to get a divorce! Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have already been separated for more than 4 years, but their divorce has still not been pronounced as the two actors do not agree.
And according to a divorce lawyer interviewed by the Daily Mail, the Brangelina’s divorce proceedings could take a long time to come. “Angelina seems to think that she can obtain sole custody of the children, but that is simply not the case” explains Kelly Chang Rickert in the columns of the British newspaper on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. And to continue: “she can spend millions and millions, but as long as Brad wants custody and fights for it, she’s going to have to share it. “
“Hollywood’s most expensive divorce” says lawyer
According to the lawyer, the divorce proceedings between Brad and Angelina could continue for another 6 years! “Their youngest children, the twins Knox and Vivienne, are 12 years old: the procedure could continue until they are 18” she adds. And this procedure comes at a cost. According to specialists interviewed by the Daily Mail, the two actors have already respectively spent one million dollars (85,000 euros) in legal costs.
“I think this could become one of the most expensive divorce proceedings in Hollywood history in terms of legal costs,” explains Kelly Chang Rickert. According to the lawyer, the lawyers employed by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt would charge between 1,000 and 1,500 dollars an hour. “They also hired a private judge who charges between $ 900 and $ 1,000 an hour,” she explains. “It probably costs them $ 10,000 a day.” The two actors also reportedly spent $ 500 an hour to have mental health experts testify in court. But it is not the money that will make them give up defending themselves. The procedure could therefore last a long time, indeed.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt © Agency