Brad Pitt
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie might have officially parted ways in 2019, but their bitter battle over custodianship and other avenues continues.

According to Page Six, court papers on Tuesday indicated that Jolie has been trying hard to cut ex-husband Pitt out of a real estate deal, involving a plush estate in France that the erstwhile couple owned. The newly cropped-up property dispute comes amid their ongoing custody battle over children, which seems to have escalated as evidenced by the couple’s respective attorneys back in court.

The court papers filed in Luxembourg suggest that the Academy Award actress has been accused of attempting to sell her stakes in the $164 million Chateau Miraval in Correns, France, without offering Pitt the option to buy her out. The lawsuit reportedly shows that both Pitt and Jolie held their shares for Miraval in separate limited liability companies (LLCs).

While the initial arrangement had Pitt holding 60% of the shares through his firm Mondo Bongo, he transferred 10% of the estate to Jolie’s Nouvel post their split in 2016. This made them partners with equal shares. The agreement entailed keeping both the parties in the loop if either of them harbored plans to sell their shares. However, things got murky after Jolie allegedly tried to breach the rule by trying to sell her shares without offering Pitt the option of the first refusal, ET Online reported.

In a recent claim, the lawsuit has also appealed to the court to ensure the 10% transfer is deemed “void” as the shares were sold at a ridiculously minuscule amount—€1 ($1.17) —when it is currently valued at €140 million (about $164 million). The suit specifies that Nouvel (Jolie’s company) reportedly failed to act in the best interest of Quimicum, and has been accused of systematically delaying the approval of the annual accounts and the renewal of the manager.

Strangely enough, the former spouses are currently at odds over a 1,000-acre property where they wedded in a secret ceremony in 2014, surrounded by just their six kids. Jolie filed for divorce in August 2016 and attributed the split to irreconcilable differences. The actress requested primary custody of five of their six children (Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 13, Maddox is now 20).

However, a five-year-long ordeal saw Pitt being awarded joint custody of the kids. Jolie's attorneys have however claimed that Pitt has been taking advantage of his celebrity status to allegedly gain an edge over their custody dispute.

Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie attends the "Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil" photocall at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on October 10, 2019 in London, England. Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage

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