Children of divorced parents in Texas often face significant emotional trauma as their parents work to assign parental responsibilities, custody agreements and child support arrangements. More often than not, they may find themselves torn between the conflicting accounts of their parents. 

In a case that is making national headlines, renowned actor Brad Pitt and his ex-wife Angelina Jolie have been embroiled in a bitter dispute regarding the support of their children. In what was mostly a private case until recently, their vehement disagreement about who should be responsible for the costs of raising their children has become a very public situation. Sources claim that it was initially Jolie who came public about the battle between herself and Pitt in regards to child support. Her legal teams claim that he has not made any notable or worthwhile payments for child support since their divorce began. 

Pitt contends that he loaned Jolie an amount upwards of $5 million which has yet to be repaid. The ongoing battle between the pair has no end in sight as they continue to battle their differences in court. Pitt worries about the impact of the publicity on their children after having already experienced a bitter separation between their parents. 

If people are getting a divorce and are going to need to arrange child support, they may benefit from the help of an attorney. Legal professionals can provide objectivity in helping couples negotiate an arrangement that will be beneficial for everyone involved. 

Source: MSN, “Brad Pitt Angry at Angelina Jolie for Going Public with Child Support Battle, Thinks It’s ‘Terrible for the Kids,’” Mike Walters, Aug. 13, 2018