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Inside Brad & Angelina's Meeting with Lawyer

Inside Brad & Angelina's Meeting with Lawyer

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie did meet with a lawyer last month, but it wasn’t to work out details on a split.

The couple spent time with a law firm in L.A. in December, a source tells Life & Style, “where they worked out terms of a legal document similar to a prenup.”

Brad and Angie signed the document in January, which means the couple will share money, assets and custody of the kids (who would all live with Angelina in the event of their parents’ breakup).

The source says that there was no talk of a split at the meeting.

For more on the Brangelina meeting, pick up this week’s issue of Life & Style!

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  • seriously

    It is time to get married. They are perfect for each other. A match made in heaven.

  • Steve

    Um, that doesn’t sound good at all. I hate to say it but…..I give them 6 months.

    And honestly, I truly think we will see a happier Pitt and Jolie.

  • gossiphound

    These two never married eh? So it would make sense to have some kind of agreement vis a vis property and the children especially as the law is less clear in the case of common law relationships.

    Here is where the skepticism derives from though. How many Hollywood couples deny deny deny for months that they have split, Madonna and Guy Ritchie as one example, only to find out they were just waiting to get all the ducks lined up before announcing that they had actually split up ages ago.

  • seriously

    @OnlyNFairyTales:
    Their wedding will be low-key.

  • pokeman

    perhaps they are gettting a prenup because they are planning to get marry.

  • jaliah

    lun u @ 01/26/2010 at 5:00 pm dis doesnt make sence, it only means dey r brkin up. angelina is a sl^t. she slept with a horse nd her brother.
    ——————————–
    Sweetie I can tell by the way you write that you may be a little backward so I will try to be kind to you……don’t you remember now come on dear you must remember? Let me show you this photo I have of you making out with your brother and then the horse he was riding..it’s called projection.

  • B & A fan

    I think they will get married.

  • Jill

    You know what cracks me the hell up? If Lies and Sh*t say anything negative about Angie, they are an incorruptible source — but if they say anything positive they are lying.
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    Anyway, considering the source of this story, it’s probably as bullshit as the NOTW rumor. If they met with a lawyer and the lawyer commented on anything they discussed, the lawyer would be violating attorney-client privilege and subject to disbarment. And if the source was someone working in the law office, that someone would be fired on the spot.
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    One thing you can take to the bank — if they did meet with a lawyer, for any reason, they didn’t have a six-hour business meeting in a restaurant. GMAFB.
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    Overall, this sounds like typical slag rag bullshit. L & S doesn’t want to be stuck with a fake breakup story on Tabloid Wednesday, so now they are trying to spin it into a fake prenup story. I’m done.

  • Wrong.

    Hello hello, I hail from the land of the listed d and I would just like to say.

    LOL@ everyone here.

  • diane

    ahh it looks like they are getting married!!!! pre-nup etc….I hear wedding bells.

  • brangelooonies

    You biiitches are fcuked! Slowly the truth comes out. Happy people don’t draw up prenups especially if they are not even married!!!! Why bother – they have already been together for years? Why now? Something is up. Angelina is a crazy biiitch and midwestern Brad and his white bread family are slowly getting sick of this knife wielding, tatted up, blood vial wearing, anorexic vampire.

    It is coming soon crazies so brace yourselves.

  • Marieme

    The a-hole associate or law clerk who opened their mouth and started this recent gossip firestorm ought to be sussed out and fired. What a violation of privacy! I mean, if you can’t do anything private in your lawyers office, wtf?

  • Shaz

    I don’t think they have broken up, even though a lot of people want them to. Unless they confirm it themselves, then i wouldn’t believe it.

    But people, lets remember, Brad and Angelina won’t be together forever. At some point in their life they will break up.

    I bet Angelina and Brad are going to make a public appearance together looking all lovey-dovey soon to try and cover up the rumours.

  • geez

    Can tabloid leave them alone? If not breakup, then they have prenup to marry or Angie is pregnant or they are adopting. These are angles tabloid used for 5 years.

  • Kearnie

    I tell you why this is Bullyshit.

    Jolie, Pitt and all the kids including the twins recently when to skate at a local rink in LA. They made EVERYONE SIGN THE CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT to a.) not take any picture of the kids, Brad and Angelina on the cellphone or otherwise. b.) NOT say anything about that outing to anyone. In fact, one of the workers at the rink mentioned the confidentiality agreement signed by all ….from the manager, ticket taker to zamboni driver ALL SIGNED THE CONFIDENTALITY AGREEMENT. Hence,why s/hecouldn’t talk about it much.

    This is the TROUBLE THAT THESE TWO HAVE TO GO THROUGH IN ORDER TO ENSURE THEIR PRIVACY …yet a LEGAL ASSISTANT MANAGED TO LEAK THE STORY TO LIFE AND STYLE…surrreee…and yeah right!

    Come on….

    ONLY stupid believe that this is true. If the employee at the skating tink were denied the chance to take picutres by signing the confidentiality, why would their LAWYER/LEGAL ASSITANT leak information??????.

    Do you really really believe that Brad’s and Angelina’s lawyer WOULD ALLOW THIS AND STILL RETAIN BRAD AND ANGELINA AS A CLIENT.
    Give me a break..

  • shoes4life

    Nobody knows what private business Brad and Angelina took care and nor should they or the public. They could have been covering legal terms for a new film project for all we know.

    Let’s leave them be.

  • holy moly

    This week Lies & Sh#it has them signing pre-up. Let me guess, Next week Lies & Sh#it will have them marrying.

  • me me me

    they’ve been together for 6 years (or sth like that), and only now are they making this legal arrangement, which is only actually made in case of needing to manage a break-up? there’s something wrong here…they’re either splitting up, or seriously considering it.

  • jaliah

    uUu @ 01/26/2010 at 6:06 pm finally brad will be free of that minx.
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    Umm I thought he already did….he got divorced

  • jaliah

    brangelooonies @ 01/26/2010 at 7:08 pm You biiitches are fcuked! Slowly the truth comes out. Happy people don’t draw up prenups especially if they are not even married!!!! Why bother – they have already been together for years? Why now? Something is up. Angelina is a crazy biiitch and midwestern Brad and his white bread family are slowly getting sick of this knife wielding, tatted up, blood vial wearing, anorexic vampire.

    It is coming soon crazies so brace yourselves.
    ——————————————
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtfnjeRnEDU

    “Brad’s friends, Brad’s associates, Brad’s relatives, all feel that Angelina is the perfect match for him and that Jen was nothing but a whiny nuisance.”–Ian Drew, Senior Editor, US Weekly

  • jp fan

    credit jjb

    Angelina Jolie Pays Tribute To Her Mom

    Angelina Jolie and her brother James Haven gave a touching tribute to their mother Marcheline Bertrand.

    The two posted a video on YouTube which includes footage from their home videos set to the Hawaiian rendition of Somewhere Over The Rainbow. “One place Marcheline loved was Hawaii. She made many happy memories for her family there,” the video began before showing clips of their April 1981 trip to the tropical locale when the actress was just six years old.

    PHOTOS: Angelina Jolie Was A Teenage Model

    The two minute and thirteen second video ends with the message: “We Miss You Mom…With Love, Angelina and James.”

    PHOTOS: Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Dine At La Dolce Restaurant

    Bertrand passed away three years ago on Wednesday after a long fight with ovarian cancer. Jolie, Haven and Brad Pitt were at her side when she passed away.

    http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/01/video-angelina-jolie-pays-tribute-her-mom
    Angelina Jolie and her brother James Haven gave a touching tribute to their mother Marcheline Bertrand.

    The two posted a video on YouTube which includes footage from their home videos set to the Hawaiian rendition of Somewhere Over The Rainbow. “One place Marcheline loved was Hawaii. She made many happy memories for her family there,” the video began before showing clips of their April 1981 trip to the tropical locale when the actress was just six years old.

    The two minute and thirteen second video ends with the message: “We Miss You Mom…With Love, Angelina and James.”

    Bertrand passed away three years ago on Wednesday after a long fight with ovarian cancer. Jolie, Haven and Brad Pitt were at her side when she passed away.

  • pokeman

    Shaz @ 01/26/2010 at 7:11 pm I don’t think they have broken up, even though a lot of people want them to. Unless they confirm it themselves, then i wouldn’t believe it.

    But people, lets remember, Brad and Angelina won’t be together forever. At some point in their life they will break up.

    I bet Angelina and Brad are going to make a public appearance together looking all lovey-dovey soon to try and cover up the rumours.

    ________________________________
    so, should they act cold toward each other when they are making a public appearance eventhrough they know the rumor is not true.

  • Sweetness

    How many of you idiots here have a will or document drawn up in case your sorry a$$es gets injured or dies….
    who will take care of your children or where will your money go?

    That’s right poor people don’t need to bother with details like wills or prenus…they just go on welfare or leave their families bankrupt, if the parents breakup or the parents die.

  • groundcontrol

    me me me @ 01/26/2010 at 7:23 pm making this legal arrangement, which is only actually made in case of needing to manage a break-up?
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    ########
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    There there, dear. Leave the thinking to the adults.
    .
    Reportedly Brad and Angie first drew up papers vis a vis property and assets and the children in the fall of 2005 when Angie was pregnant with Shiloh. It was reportedly drawn up to ensure that all the children received equal treatment. I am sure that, as most responsible parents do, such legal docs have been regularly updated to cover new proeprty and asstes as well as the distribution to new family members.
    .
    Every day stuff but to the drama queens it becomes BIG NEWS and grounds for a split rather than the more logical grounds for an expanding family and estate. Warring parents do not work out agreements very often.

  • OnlyNFairyTales

    I think of no better way then to call those silly rumors out for what they truly are, and to trash every non believer of this wonderful union. I bet they are planning to adopt a child from Haiti, everyone should be. Maybe they will get married there? No Italy is where she will be filming, perfect, Venice! Gonna faint for those Pictures.

  • odd how people lie

    Odd how UK and Down Under mag know all about B&A.
    Extended family say Brad has beautiful wife and family.

  • Kearnie

    Oh and don’t forget, Brad and Angelina just bought the property adjacent to their Loz Feliz home in LA last month,

    And those who don’t it, I say they because they bought the property through their trust(Mondo Bongo), the same one they used to buy the NOLA property.

  • brangelooonies

    Brad’s Family beg him to End it with Angelina

    The Sun By PETE SAMSON, US Editor

    Published: 25 Jan 2010

    BRAD PITT’s brother begged the Hollywood star to leave ANGELINA JOLIE because their family was being torn apart, The Sun can reveal.
    The couple have struggled during the last 12 months of their five-year relationship but are still trying to make it work for their six children.

    Brad, 46, spent the weekend in Los Angeles to take part in GEORGE CLOONEY’s Haiti telethon – where he went to great lengths to avoid ex JENNIFER ANISTON – while Angelina, 34, was on a New York photoshoot.

    Despite having never wed, reports yesterday claimed the couple have visited a top Beverly Hills divorce lawyer and signed a £205million split deal to carve up their assets.

    The report claimed they will also share custody of their kids who will live full time with Angelina.

    Brother Doug, 41, visited Brad in New York over Christmas and urged him to pull the plug on the relationship because it was making the actor and his family unhappy.

    The couple have been putting on a united front but a source said: “It’s no secret they have been in a pretty loveless relationship for about a year.

    “They barely spend time together and when they do it is very fraught. They want different things from life.

    “Brad’s family are being more vocal with their doubts over the relationship. The only thing they still have in common is their kids. That’s keeping them together at the moment.”

    Brad and Angelina had a miserable Christmas and Thanksgiving after Angelina refused once again to spend any time with Brad’s family.

    Tomb Raider star Angelina is also reported to have become close with a Russian teacher while filming her latest movie Salt.

    Brad and Ang have also feuded for months over the issue of adoption.

    She wants a baby from Syria and now Haiti while he thinks the six kids they have are more than enough.

    Other thorny issues are his desires to relocate to New Orleans and to spend more time having fun with pals.

    Meanwhile Brad’s mum Jane has never warmed to Angelina and is still in touch with Friends star Jen.

    But sources close to the couple called the split reports “totally false.”

    One source told a US website: “Everything is fine. It’s business as usual.”

    The couple were recently spotted at a New York restaurant looking “in love”. The report blamed work schedules for the time they spend apart.

    Brad and Angelina have three adopted children Maddox, eight, Pax, six, and Zahara, five.

    They also have three biological children Shiloh, three, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 17 months.

  • anon

    So what’s the deal with people wishing for a break up? Are they what they call Anuston loons? Marriage or break up, Angelina will always be the mother of Brad’s precious children. Jen will always be the ex. Oh, but she’s 40 and has fabulous hair and a great bod !

  • teri

    I can understand the hurt and painful memories of losing a parent. I lost my dad when he was 49, he was my best friend. Now it’s 14 years later and I still have dreams about him, just really never leaves you. Her tribute to her mother was so beautiful and I can tell she and James miss her a great deal because she was their best friend too. Her mother would have been more proud to see her today with many more accomplishments. She’s a great mother and nobody can ever take that away from her.

  • mm

    Makes sense. They have a lot of kids and a lot of assets. It’s wise to get their affairs sorted out whether they plan to split up or not. I’m surprised they didn’t do it sooner.

  • onwell

    Angie’s mother is really a beautiful woman in and out. Angie is just like her mother.

  • worth reposting

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtfnjeRnEDU

    “Brad’s friends, Brad’s associates, Brad’s relatives, all feel that Angelina is the perfect match for him and that Jen was nothing but a whiny nuisance.”–Ian Drew, Senior Editor, US Weekly

  • anon

    http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/01/video-angelina-jolie-pays-tribute-her-mom#comment-271974

    Somewhere Angie, your momma always has your eye and heart on you, James and your families. You are never alone, you have the heart of many.
    We do understand, girl. You hang in there.

  • pokeman

    brangelooonies @ 01/26/2010 at 7:42 pm

    you must be really piss & crazy that angie & brad are not breaking. its ok sweetie. i feel your pain. reposting the same article will not make it true. brad & angie will announce it if they are.

  • anon

    *oops her eye and heart on you.

  • work for a family law attorney

    If this is fairly accurate, then this formalizes the relationship to the max. Big if. If so then Angelina has hit the mother lode.

    Brad kept all his property seperate when married, he and Jen both did, all they jointly owned was the BH house and Jen had a tiny % of Plan B. When they divorced there was not much to divide it appears other than personal property. No long drawn out squabble, he kept his and she kept hers, all seperate. Almost 100 % No sharing of income or assets or property like most people with wealth.

    But if this is somewhat accurate, Brad has given half of all the property he owns to Angelina including Plan B. He is probably worth 3-4 times more than her, she has what a hut in Cambodia and he has at least 7 homes plus like 200 mil $$$. WOW

    In the office where I toil this is not the usual. Usually a prenup or postnup will try to limit access by a partner, not open the dooor. Most people want to keep what they have earned and accumulated to themselves. Lots of these are prepared in domestic partnerships as well as formal marriages.

    But IF this is somewhat accurate, then Brad is trusting Angelina with all he has and she is trusting him with all she has. This man must be powerfully in love, I mean really, and she with him as this would mean they share all earnings, assets, everything they have or will have while together.

    Other documents part of a prenup package in addition to character of property ownership and disposition are what I term IF clauses/documents-
    1. custody of kids if needed
    2. guardianship of kids if death or incapacitation
    3. health care powers of attorney
    4. property powers of attorney
    5 and often wills

    Again, take this with a grain of salt, this is from a tabloid after all, but IF even somewhat true AGAIN WOW.

  • anon

    Perhaps people face their own mortality and look at themselves after the death of a parent and if the other set of parents are getting elderly. Brad and Angie seem like wise people that don’t want fighting like happened in his last relationship. Maybe they will get married, split up or remain the same, it is their business. We care for them the same.
    The anniversary of the loss of parent or any loved one is a very hard time especially around the holidays, have some respect. Amazing how some people, use that time to pull PR stunts.

  • sissysissy

    the video is beautiful! I believe Marcheline was very proud of Angie and Jamie!

  • thinkingahead

    Umm Life & Style should have researched this story a little more regarding prenups…You can’t make a deal on who gets custody of the kids in a prenup( Notice the story says all the children will live with Angie). That’s waiving away rights of children; which can’t be done. They should have checked this out with the American Bar Association. Now if there is an agreement B&A already have in place from day one of their relationship (and it sounds as if they do from a comment mentioned earlier), there could have been a update made if there’s been a recent inheritance (possibly for the kids), or purchased additional assets that needed to be included in the agreement. Also, keep this in mind prenups can also be utilized as a will incase something happens to the other partner. Actually, it’s a vey smart thing for them to do as a couple to protect their children if something does happen. The problem with most people today is they don’t think ahead until it’s too late. So props to them!

  • Things that make you go mmmmm

    @OnlyNFairyTales:

    The State department has put a hold on adopting kids from Haiti. Who knows when it will be lifted. The only adoptions that are going through now are the ones that were in the middle and late stages before the quake. They are not doing any new ones for now because they have to separate the kids who really orphaned from the kids whose parents are missing but are alive.

  • Lilly

    Does this sound like damage control to anyone else? The story was leaked by News of the World and now they are just trying to save face; “Yeah, we met with the lawyers but for a prenup! We’re not in splitsville!” Right. Since they’re not attending the Oscars together, who wants to bet they’ll ‘officially’ break-up by the end of February?

  • Molly

    Oh my gosh, the whiny rabid loonifers are screaming in pain because their evil little desires are falling apart! LOL!! They don’t have a lick of common sense between all four of them.

    Please, B&A are worth millions of dollars between them and people with that kind of wealth visit lawyers all the time to manage assets. Things like Powers of Attorney and Wills need to be dealt with as a reality of life. Trying to make this into some kind of proof of a break up is stretching wishful thinking into the realm of a delusion.

    That’s IF this report is even factual. I agree with groundcontrol that lawyers, especially those who are privledged enough to have celebrity clients, don’t sell out info to the yellow press. It would ruin their reputation and sink their law firm. There is such a thing as confidentiality regarding such personal matters. I call BS on the whole story, actually.

    Squirm, hens, Squirm! You are not getting your dream come true today, or tomorrow, or the next day….LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!

  • pokeman

    does any one know when was the last time tom & kate were in public together. brad & angie haven’t see together for 3 weeks people scream break up. kate is at sundance without tom. are they breaking up because tom is not with her?

  • Molly

    Lilly, Yeah it’s damage control alright…on the part of the p-iss yellow press. They are busted on their lie and trying to salvage some kind of story from it.

    Brad and Angie are fine and don’t have anything to do with all the silly little gossip rag games. They have refused to play tabloid games.

  • thinkingahead

    @work for a family law attorney: I was thinking along the same lines about the sharing of the assets…but the spill about the children threw it off for me regarding family law; but your correct because it could be an if clause document is included…

  • odd how people lie

    @brangelooonies: These are Liars.Brads Parents are Christian,plus they have other adopted Grandchildren.Pitt family are good decent People,Tabloids trying to make money off this family.

  • groundcontrol

    Lilly @ 01/26/2010 at 8:25 pm
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    Oh, sweetie, save your money. Nobody is breaking up. It’s just more of the same old rumors. Brad stayed in an unhappy and unfulfilling marriage for years beyond its expiration date because he was a decent guy. You think that this man would bail on his life partner and 6 children for no reason? Get real. You’ll end up ahead of the game.

  • makeoverchinnie

    What about me, Brad? When are you going back to me? I’ve done everything in my power to lure you back . . .

  • OnlyNFairyTales

    This makes sense now about their wardrobe for the Oscar story. It was what they were going to wear to their Wedding. I’m in bliss just thinging about it. I’m sure Angie’s mom’s last words were “I love you,” and you two crazy love birds get married. With all the tragedy in the world, this is positive news.

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