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On the Fast Track

Ready to Finish What Angie Started:

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Brad Pitt takes steps to speed up his divorce from Angelina Jolie.

Nearly a year after Angelina Jolie blindsided Brad Pitt with a divorce filing, Brad is ready for the marriage to finally be a thing of the past. “He wants to speed up the divorce,” an insider tells Life & Style. “Brad’s done waiting. The settlement negotiatio­ns have stalled, and Brad’s ready to move on with his life.” To that end, a source says Brad plans to file a bifurcatio­n motion. Celebrity divorce attorney Debra Opri (who doesn’t represent either star) explains that “under California law, either party is entitled to go before the judge six months after the divorce filing and say, ‘ I’m not interested in [an immediate] global resolution about custody, division of assets, financial settle- ment — I just want to be free.’” Brad, 53, and Angelina, 42, have been battling for custody over their six kids, Maddox, 16, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 11, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 9. And while another source notes that the children are being well-caredfor by both parents, Brad’s itching to move things along. “Settlement­s can take years with some cas- es,” explains Opri. “Brad is taking control over the process.” Brad’s desire for control was renewed when Angelina took shots at him in a recent Vanity Fair interview. Rather than returning fire publicly, Brad “is putting lots of pressure on his attorneys to wrap things up,” says the insider. “He wants the divorce to be over and done with.”

 ??  ?? With the divorce process dragging on for almost 12 months, Brad wants to get things done. “He doesn’t want to be at Angelina’s mercy while the settlement is worked out,” says legal expert and divorce attorney Debra Opri.
With the divorce process dragging on for almost 12 months, Brad wants to get things done. “He doesn’t want to be at Angelina’s mercy while the settlement is worked out,” says legal expert and divorce attorney Debra Opri.

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