In any divorce, high profile or otherwise, the battle usually begins with child custody.
Together the couple has six kids. Pitt claimed he was "extremely concerned" that if the records were not sealed, their children's privacy would be invaded, while he would prefer to "avoid subjecting them to the negative impact of the intense media coverage and worldwide public scrutiny".
On Monday (January 9), the actors announced via a statement to the Associated Press that they have chose to utilize a private judge in order to keep the details of their ongoing divorce proceedings private so as to protect their children.
"The parents are committed to act as a united front to effectuate recovery and reunification", the couple's legalese-heavy statement continued. The pair were married for two years following a 12-year relationship, which spawned three biological children. Rounding up the family are Zahara, Pax, and Maddox, who were adopted by Jolie, and later, Pitt.
It's been almost three months since the shocking news broke that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are divorcing, and now, there's an update on their split that could make a very hard process a little easier on their family from here on out.
At the time, one of her lawyers stated the petition was filed "for the health of the family". The two cited "irreconcilable differences".
She also revisited the child abuse allegations against him and used leaks to portray Pitt as a bad father, alleging he has trouble controlling his anger and use of alcohol and marijuana. In turn, Pitt accused Jolie of intentionally making private information about their children public.
The 53-year-old took to the stage to introduce a clip from Moonlight, a film which he helped produce and which went on to win the Best Motion Picture in the Drama category. Pitt, on the other hand is set to produce "The Lost City of Z" and "War Machine", which are both set to be released this year.