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Scott Trout Quoted On Avvo About Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie Divorce

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is-avvo-worth-it-750x410Cordell & Cordell CEO and Executive/Managing Partner Scott Trout was recently quoted at length in a story on Avvo about the divorce of celebrities Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

One of the major issues in the divorce concerns the custody of the children’s three adopted children who were adopted first by Ms. Jolie, prior to the couple’s marriage, and subsequently by Mr. Pitt.

Although the timeline seems convoluted, the legal ramifications are more concrete.

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Cordell & Cordell Executive/Managing Partner, CEO Scott Trout

“The fact that Brad subsequently adopted the children doesn’t affect the custody issues in this case, regardless of the timing of the adoptions,” Mr. Trout said. “In the eyes of the court and once the adoptions became legal, both [adoptive parents] have equal rights – the relationship and the matters in determining custody upon divorce are no different than if the children were biologically theirs.”

Mr. Trout also discussed the potential fallout of the allegations concerning Mr. Pitt’s drug and alcohol issues.

“If the court believes Brad is abusing drugs or alcohol, he may be denied the right to share in the care of his children, or physical custody,” Mr. Trout said.

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Frank Murphy

Written By Frank Murphy

Chief Compliance Officer
Frank Murphy

Frank Murphy is the Chief Compliance Officer and an Executive Partner at Cordell & Cordell. His responsibilities include oversight of the Firm’s compliance with Legal and Ethical obligations as well as contributing to the day-to-day operations of the Firm as an Executive Partner.

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