The relationship of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt--from its beginnings to their ongoing divorce proceedings--has had people fascinated for many years. Of course it has: the couple has fame, fortune, good looks, glamour and a passion for philanthropy. In many ways, they're the perfect modern couple, or at least the latest in a line of Hollywood couples that includes Tracy and Hepburn, Bogart and Bacall, and Elizabeth Taylor and her many husbands.
Divorce, however, is an imperfect experience: it's complicated and filled with both fiscal decisions and emotions. That's why it's so important to work with an experienced attorney to help guide you through its intricacies.
The latest news in the Jolie-Pitt divorce is reportedly that the couple is negotiating what's called a bifurcated judgement. If finalized, that will essentially end their marriage before divorce proceedings are finalized, making them legally divorced although details like financial settlements are still being negotiated.
This is a bad idea because it allows one person or the other to take advantage of the fact that there’s a divorce and open items that haven’t been decided. It gives that person the power to delay matters, or even to simply disappear. As a matter of fact, many states, do not permit this.