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Brad Pitt Get Ready, Angelina I'm Fighting for Joint Custody

9/21/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0920-brad-pitt-angelina-jolie-getty-05Angelina Jolie isn't going to get her way when it comes to custody ... at least if Brad Pitt has anything to say about it, because TMZ has learned he'll fight and fight hard for joint physical custody of their 6 kids.

Sources connected with Brad tell us, Angelina is dreaming if she thinks she can take his kids away from him. We broke the story, Angelina wants sole physical custody of the children ... she wants a judge to give him visitation, but that's it.

Our sources tell us Brad says, "There's no chance that's going to happen." Pitt wants joint custody ... he doesn't want to interfere with Angelina's ability to be a co-parent, but he won't allow her to thwart him.  

This now promises to become the flash point in the divorce and it has the potential to become a fierce legal battle.

That said, our Brad sources say he's quick to add Angelina's a "great mother" and doesn't want to hurt her in the divorce. The sources say Brad and Angelina haven't gotten along for months and have had frank talks about divorce several times, so this wasn't a shock. Nevertheless, he's still devastated.

As we reported, our Angelina sources claim Brad heavily indulges in weed and alcohol and that, combined with what she claims is an anger problem, poses a danger to their kids.

Our Brad sources insist ... he's never put his kids in danger ... ever.


Brad Pitt Angelina Just Put Our Kids in Danger

9/20/2016 3:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0920-angelina-jolie-brad-pitt-tmz-04Angelina Jolie has put her kids at risk by calling out Brad Pitt as a bad dad ... so claim sources connected to Brad.

We're told Pitt is "furious" at Angelina for allegedly spinning stories that he poses a risk to their kids because of anger issues fueled by weed and alcohol. Pitt says there's now a bounty on the heads of the entire family, because they've now become a prime target for the gaggle of paparazzi.

We're told the way Brad put it is this ... "She's just unleashed hell." 

0920-brad-angelina-police-house-akm-02The perimeter of their Hollywood Hills home is now blanketed by photogs, and the LAPD is now patrolling at regular intervals.

We're told Brad had conversations with Angelina over the last few days and pleaded for her to handle the divorce "like adults." He wanted to low-key it for the benefit of the kids. Instead, he says, she went scorched earth by asking for sole physical custody and suggesting he's a risky dad.

Brad, we're told, is angry at Angelina and fearful for their kids. 


Madonna & Rocco Back to School, Normal After Custody Battle

9/14/2016 9:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0914-madonna-rocco-image-directMadonna's back to full-time mommy duty with her beloved Rocco.

She took the 16-year-old out for dinner in London Tuesday night ... a week after the settlement in her drawn-out custody war with Guy Ritchie.

As we reported ... Rocco went back to England for school -- as spelled out in the custody arrangement -- and looks like Madonna's sticking around to get him settled.

Madge took him out to a fancy vegetarian spot in Notting Hill called Farmacy.

How's that for quality mothering? Eat your veggies, Rocco! 


Master P's Ex He's Using Our Kids to Save a Buck

9/10/2016 2:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0902_master_p_Sonya-Miller_tmz_instagramMaster P is full of it when he says he's broke, and even worse -- he's turned 3 of his kids into pawns in his divorce war with Sonya Miller ... according to Sonya, anyway.

Sonya is now firing back at her estranged husband and their children. We broke the story about the kids writing letters to the judge saying they preferred living with Dad because Mom is a drug addict.

But in new docs, Sonya says that Master P is pissed about recent court orders for him to pay her what she's owed ... so he used the kids to mislead the court. 

She takes a shot at P's parenting too ... saying his decision to involve the children was selfish and not in their best interest. Sonya's also not buying his claim he only makes $2,441 per month.

She claims his net worth was $350 mil within the last 5 years, plus ... he still rolls in a Rolls.

Bottom line -- Sonya thinks Master P is more concerned about his bottom line than child custody.

'BiP' Star Amanda Stanton She Gets Josh But Ex-Hubby Wants Their Kids

9/9/2016 2:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0909_amanda_stanton_josh-murray_instagram-2Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton had a happy ending on the finale of "Bachelor in Paradise" ... but there's trouble on the horizon with her ex-husband. 

Nick Buonfiglio filed docs -- obtained by TMZ -- saying he deserves more time with their 2 daughters. He says Amanda's been dumping their 2 and 4-year-old in full-time daycare lately while she's off working on multiple TV shows.

He adds ... all the media attention is bad for their girls, but great for Amanda's bottom line. Nick claims her income has skyrocketed since 'BiP' -- from $100/year to around $20k a month. Unclear how she would have lived on $100 a year, but now Nick wants her to pay more child support.

Amanda has agreed to try settling their differences in mediation. 


'RHONY' Star's Divorce Awarded $10k/Mo. But Good Luck Collecting

9/8/2016 2:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0907-Jules-Wainstein-tmz-02Jules Wainstein got some good news in divorce court Thursday -- her estranged husband has to fork over $10,000 per month, but he's already warning her he can't afford it. 

The 'Real Housewives of NY' star and her ex, Michael, were in an NYC court when the judge ordered him to pay the $10k for spousal and child support. She had requested $25k a month.

Michael immediately cried poverty -- his attorney says his client doesn't have any income and his credit cards have been frozen ... so he doesn't think he'll be able to make the payments.

The judge wasn't swayed. First payment's due Sept. 30. 

As for custody -- both children will stay with Jules at least until the nasty divorce battle plays out.

Jodie Sweetin Divorce We'll Share the Kid, But You Better Be a Sober Chauffeur!

9/8/2016 12:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0908-jodi-sweetin-morty-coyle-tmz-Instagram-02Jodie Sweetin and her ex-husband could be facing drug tests with very little warning ... and it's all part of their child custody agreement. 

The "Full House" child star finalized her divorce from Morty Coyle Wednesday, and according to the docs -- obtained by TMZ -- they'll have share custody of their 6-year-old daughter ... with a twist.  

Jodie and Morty can order one another to submit to a hair follicle drug test, with 12 hours notice, if they suspect the other drove their kid while under the influence. 

As for finances ... Jodie will fork over $10k to Morty, on top of the community property thing -- they're splitting all income made during the marriage, which includes her "Full House" and "Fuller House" dough.

According to the docs, Jodie says she's currently making $4,000 a month. Syndication residuals do start shrinking after a while.  

Madonna, Guy Ritchie Child Custody Over Rocco Settled

9/7/2016 7:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0907-madonna-guy-ritchie-gettyMadonna has settled her bitter custody fight over Rocco with ex-hubby Guy Ritchie ... TMZ has learned.

According to court docs, the exes were due in court Wednesday but hours before informed the judge they had resolved their differences.

As we reported, Madonna and Guy were at each other's throats over where Rocco would live. The 16-year-old bailed on Madonna's tour last December and began living with Guy in London. Madonna claimed Guy has poisoned her son against her.

The singer and Guy haven't gotten along for years, and fought constantly over child-rearing issues. She was the disciplinarian and she felt Guy was way too permissive.

It seemed they worked things out months ago. Madonna spent time with Rocco in London and he lived with her during part of the summer. He even partied with mom in Cuba a few weeks back for her birthday.

As for the terms of the settlement ... Guy's attorney told AP, Rocco will go back to London for school. Madonna will, no doubt continue to see her son frequently.

Jeremy Renner Settles Latest Legal Battle with Ex-Wife

9/7/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0906-Jeremy-Renner-sonni-pacheco-tmz-ffnJeremy Renner has settled yet another squabble with his ex-wife ... this time over child support.

Jeremy and Sonni Pacheco have been at war since she filed for divorce in December 2014 after being married for only 10 months.   

The latest beef -- Sonni claimed Jeremy was behind in support payments for 3-year-old Ava. They agreed Jeremy would pay around $16k for support and another $24k for her lawyer and accountant.

She's made numerous allegations against Jeremy, claiming he was an unsafe dad because he had guns in the house, despite the fact that he had the guns while they were married and she had no problem with them.

She also griped that Jeremy was posting pics of the kid on social media.

Jeremy has said Sonni needs to move on with her life and get a job. He pays her $13k a month in child support but she wanted more. 

Chris Rock Divorce Final

8/23/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0822-Chris-Malaak-rock-tmz-getty-02Chris Rock is officially single, after paying a visit to a New Jersey courthouse ... TMZ has learned.

Chris and now ex-wife Malaak both appeared Monday before a judge, finalizing their divorce.

The couple married in 1996 and have 2 kids, ages 12 and 14.   

As we reported, there's a third child ... and the circumstances of how she became part of the family are shrouded in mystery. 8-year-old Ntombi was only 6 months old when she began living with the Rock family. Ntombi is from South Africa and the daughter of poor street peddlers.

Ntombi was never adopted and Chris maintained she was not his daughter. He has been in regular contact with his 2 kids since the couple separated in 2014, but has not seen Ntombi.

We don't know the terms of the settlement ... the case is sealed. It's unclear what, if anything, Chris is paying by way of child support ... particularly in the case of Ntombi.

We made repeated calls to Chris' rep, Leslie Sloane, but the calls were not returned.


Master P Kids Make the Case ... Dad Should Pay Less Child Support

8/21/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0819-master-p-tmz-01Master P's got his kids doing the dirty work for him in his divorce case -- penning emotional letters to convince a judge to reduce his monthly support payments to his ex, Sonya Miller.

In new docs, Master P says his 3 minor kids stay with him full time because their mother's drug addiction makes it impossible for her to care for them. That's why he wants to slash the $10,473 in child support and $16,574 in spousal support that he's currently paying.

The kids -- Hercy, Mercy and Itali -- all wrote letters, submitted to the court, testifying they're better off for living with their dad.

17-year-old daughter Itali made the most compelling case ... writing, "Although I love being with my mom I was unable to keep my grades up. Unfortunately, my mom was dealing with addiction issues that affected my older sister, who hasn't even had the opportunity to graduate high school" ... even though she's 19.

Itali says she's trying to avoid the same fate.

Master P also says he's not the baller he used to be -- claiming he's making $2,441 per month and only has $432 in the bank.

Chris Brown Destroys Baby Mama in Custody Court

8/14/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0812-chris-brown-nia-guzman-Instagra-Facebook-01Chris Brown annihilated his baby mama in custody court ... she lost so bad the judge ordered her to pay Chris back for the attorney fees he fronted her.

Sources connected to Chris tell us, Nia Guzman struck out on every single request regarding custody of 2-year-old Royalty. Nia wanted full custody -- DENIED. She wanted Chris to have monitored visitation -- DENIED. She wanted to deny Chris' mom the right to see the kid -- DENIED. She wanted Chris to submit to drug tests -- DENIED.

The judge maintained the status quo -- joint custody. Chris continues to get Royalty 12 days a month.

When Nia filed her legal docs asking for a change in custody the judge ordered Chris to pay her $20k so she could afford a lawyer. But she lost so hard, the judge said Nia wasn't entitled to the money and gave Chris a credit.

There was supposed to be a separate hearing on child support. Nia is currently getting $2,500 a month from Chris but she wanted nearly $16k. Nia has now dismissed her support petition.

Legal home run, Chris.


'RHONY' Star's Estranged Husband I Want the Kids ... You're an Erratic Mess

8/11/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0810-jules-michael-wainstein-gettyThings are about to get uglier for 'Real Housewives of New York' star Jules Wainstein -- her estranged husband is planning to file for full custody of their 2 kids ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Michael tell us his attorney is prepping docs asking a judge for primary custody ... He also wants an order limiting Jules to supervised visitation of their 2 young children.

This, of course, comes on the heels of Jules calling 911 Wednesday morning after the 2 engaged in a nasty argument. As we reported ... Michael left before cops arrived. No one was arrested.

We're told Michael will claim Jules is just too erratic to have the kids.

Jules won't comment on Michael's allegations.

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