In a new court filing earlier this week، Jolie accused Pitt of not paying any "meaningful" child support since divorce proceedings began in 2016. In the two-page brief filed Tuesday in L.A. Superior Court and obtained by E! News، Jolie's lawyer stated that Pitt "has a duty to pay child support." Later adding، "Given the informal arrangements around the payment of the children's expenses have not been regularly sustained by [Pitt] for over a year and a half،" Jolie plans to request a court order "for the establishment of a retroactive child support order."
In response to the filing، a Pitt insider familiar with the situation countered، "Brad always fulfills his commitments." Now، Pitt's legal team has fired back in a new court filing of their own.
On Wednesday، Pitt's attorney Lance Spiegel filed a four-page brief with the L.A. Superior Court. In the court documents، obtained by E! News، Spiegel states that Jolie's request is "unnecessary، omits material information and is a thinly-veiled effort to manipulate media coverage."
The documents go on to state that around Aug. 1، Spiegel advised Jolie's attorney Laura Wasser that Pitt "wanted to bifurcate the issue of marital status and have the divorce finalized before other pending issues were resolved." Spiegel alleges that he was told Wasser would "discuss the matter" with her client and get back to him.