Brad Pitt is one of the most famous men in the world. He is an acclaimed actor and activist. He is also the father to six children -- one adopted and five biological. Sadly, his relationship with the children's mother failed to work, and now he finds himself fighting to protect his rights as a father. He is not alone in his fight, as numerous men in Pennsylvania and elsewhere also find themselves battling to protect their fathers' custody rights.
According to a recently released story, Pitt wants more time with his children. The visitation time granted him in his current custody plan with Angelina Jolie does not give him a lot of time to maintain a strong bond or grow a healthy relationship with each of his children. It sounds like a judge is siding with him.
Jolie was reportedly told to allow Pitt more access to at least five of their children. The oldest son will have the opportunity to decide for himself if he wishes to spend more time with Pitt. At least for the summer, both parents are going to be enjoying a shared custody agreement. It is unclear if this will become a permanent change in the future.
The state of Pennsylvania does recognize fathers' custody rights. Those who have a case for shared or sole custody can fight for it. Making that case in court may not prove to be an easy thing to accomplish, though. This is where having legal counsel at one's side can prove invaluable. With the assistance of a family law attorney, achieving a custody arrangement that serves the best interests of the children is possible.