A judge is enabling Brad Pitt unrestricted phone access to his children with Angelina Jolie.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Pitt, 54, must be allowed to have the cell phone number of each child, and can text and call with them without supervision from Jolie, 43.
“The importance there is that Bad is allowed to call them at any time and he can call them directly on their own phone,” David Glass, a family law attorney and former therapist who has no connection to the case, tells PEOPLE.
“The presumption there is that maybe in the past he has tried to call the children through their mother and that the mother hasn’t passed along the phone call or has said they’re not available or doesn’t answer the phone, so the court is providing this direct access and preventing Angelina from interfering,” he added.
“By removing her from the communication path, it allows a more pure connection between dad and each of the kids,” Glass explained.
In the court documents, the judge notes that the children “not having a relationship with their father is harmful to them,” adding that “it is critical that each of them have a healthy and strong relationship with their father and mother.”
Furthermore, the judge says in court documents, “If the minor children remain closed down to their father and depending on the circumstances surrounding this condition, it may result in a reduction of the time they spend with and may result in the Court ordering primary physical custody to .”
Reps for both Jolie, 43, and Pitt, 54, have not yet responded to a request for comment.
Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt on September 19, 2016. The have six children: Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 9-year old twins Vivienne and Knox.
In addition to ordering that Pitt be allowed to spend private time on the phone with kids, the court also outlined a detailed summer visitation schedule for the couple. Maddox was not included in the arrangement because at 16-years-old, the court determined he was old enough to decide how much time to spend with Pitt on his own.
Pitt will spend June 8 to June 17 with the kids for four hours each day while he stays in London, where his ex-wife is currently renting a home and shooting Maleficent 2. Pitt will host one or two of the minor at a time, …
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