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Brad Pitt Is Spending Quality Time With His Kids, Gets Them ‘Every Other Day’ Amid Custody Battle (Exclusive)

Though Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s contentious custody battle is far from over, the father of six has been spending quite a bit of quality time with his brood lately, a source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. With their temporary summer custody agreement over and their court-ordered child custody evaluation yet to be finalized, Pitt “has the children every other day,” explains the insider. 

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And though the source notes the 54-year-old’s time with his kids is still monitored by officials from the Department of Children and Family Services, the visits are ample: “Four hours a day on school days and 12 hours on nonschool days.”

Brad Pitt attends the UK Premiere of “Allied” at Odeon Leicester Square on November 21, 2016 in London, England. Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images

News of the arrangement comes just weeks after Jolie parted ways with her divorce lawyer Laura Wasser. “Angelina has decided to change counsel to Samantha Bley DeJean, as Samantha’s expertise is the protection and best interest of children,” a spokeswoman for the 43-year-old told Us in a statement at the time. The change, notes the Pitt source now, was “another delay in the process” of finalizing an agreement between the parents.

Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt, Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt attend the premiere of ‘First they Killed my Father’ at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario on September 11, 2017. VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

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During Pitt’s sessions with Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 10, the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor “is active with the kids,” says the insider. (At 17, Maddox is free to make his own decisions about which parent to spend time with.)

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Since the Maleficent star, 43, filed for divorce in 2016 — days after the private-jet altercation that led to the child services investigation of Pitt  — the Oscar winner “continues to work on himself, his sobriety and being a present father,” says another source. Cleared of wrongdoing by the investigation, Pitt believes the self-reflection will pay off. “He’s maintained faith in the process throughout,” notes the first insider. “He’s hopeful that at the conclusion, he’ll have joint custody of the children. All Brad wants is to be a present dad and coparent with Angelina.”

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For more on Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s custody battle, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands now!

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