People is reporting that things are continuing along at their usual pace for the divorce equivalent to the “Song That Doesn’t End”. When people divorce it’s typical for them to hire a third party to come in and evaluate the child-care situation since the court doesn’t want to be biased on one side or the other. So some poor soul has now been hired to wade into the dragon’s cave and to figure out what’s best for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s six children. Pray for them.
Dr. Stan Katz has been chosen to go through Brad and Angie’s life with a fine-tooth comb and see what kind of trash he can come up with. As family law specialist Steve Mindel puts it:
“Stanley Katz is a very well-known child parenting plan evaluator. He’ll do an investigation, interview the parents and children individually and he’ll interview the children with the parents. He’ll also interview what are called collateral sources: grandparents, school teachers, doctors, those types of people.”
So this is a job I should do. I would love to creep through someone’s life and then pass judgment on their parenting habits. I would get all the tea from those collateral sources, honey. Cut to Angelina Jolie showing Stanley paparazzi pictures of her and the kids at Williams Sonoma because she’s an amazing mother who’s about to prepare them a luxurious homemade fall-themed meal.
People knows about this because Dr. Katz filed documents with the court at the end of last week saying he was qualified in proceeding with the evaluation of the Brangelina Brood: Maddox, 16, and Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 10-year-olds Vivienne and Knox. That’s a lot of kids to interview, is he paid hourly?
Steve Mindel, who is not involved in this case, says that this evaluator coming in shows that their divorce from Hell is still chug-chug-chugging along:
“That means the divorce is moving along, because [Jolie and Pitt] cannot agree on something with regard to the parenting plan – whether it’s legal issues, medical issues, education, and/or where the children are on any particular day.”
They may not agree about the kids but I think they agree they hate each other.
I’m going to go ahead and assume that even though this is another step in the Neverending Divorce, it is still the Neverending Divorce. These two will figure out custody in only one way: 18-year-old Knox and Vivienne moving away to college.