Hollywood A-Listers Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have reached an amicable agreement on the custody of their six children, avoiding a potentially messy public trial.
The couple had been set for a trial on December 4 — but the new deal means there will be no need to battle in court.
Pitt and Jolie stunned the world when they announced their separation in September 2016 after two years of marriage and 11 years together.
Three of their children are their biological children, while the other three are adopted.
“A custody arrangement was agreed two weeks ago, and has been signed by both parties and the judge,” Jolie’s lawyer, Samantha Bley DeJean, said in a statement Friday.
“The agreement, which is based on the recommendations of the child custody evaluator, eliminates the need for a trial,” she said.
Jolie originally wanted to have sole custody of the children – citing Pitt’s abusive nature – while Pitt asked for shared custody.
The couple is still working out the details of their divorce, with the distribution of assets reportedly proving especially thorny as they did not have a prenuptial agreement.