If it can happen to Brad Pitt, it can happen to you.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 28: Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (C) with children (L-R) Pax Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, Knox Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and Maddox Jolie-Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's "Maleficent", starring Angelina Jolie, at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 28: Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (C) with children (L-R) Pax Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, Knox Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and Maddox Jolie-Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney’s “Maleficent”, starring Angelina Jolie, at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about what a mean son-of-a-bitch Brad Pitt is and that Angelina Jolie just can’t take it anymore. Multiple media outlets were eager to scoop Angelina’s side of the story about his anger management issues and how he’s a danger to the children.

Lucky for Brad, he’s got a few dollars and can fight the case. As the story develops, this looks more like a setup orchestrated by Angelina to gain full custody of the minor children of the marriage. Check this out:

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/angelina-jolie-vows-to-destroy-brad-pitt-in-divorce-war-w442275

The facts of this case are all too familiar. I’ve written about it repeatedly. Now, I do have cases in which fathers are the ones keeping children from mothers, but those almost always involve drug problems that are well documented. However, the vast majority of custody and visitation issues with which am no dealing are cases in which mothers, for whatever reason, want to eliminate fathers from children’s lives. Children need their dads. Here’s a good article on why:

http://www.parenting.com/article/why-kids-need-their-dads

I represent moms and dads. I encourage moms to give dads as much time as possible. It’s good for the children and doing so gives her a break. I encourage dads to spend as much time with their kids as is allowed by court order. In the absence of a provable danger of harm to your children, parents, if you love those children, give them time with the other parent.

Dads, if you are reading this and the facts sound familiar, you need a lawyer. Don’t dig the hole any deeper by trying to save a few dollars and going it alone. Moms, if you are reading this, harm to your spouse will ultimately result in harm to your children. Don’t do it. Call me at 251-445-0891 or email me at ron@mcbaylaw.com. I will help you through this, regardless of which side you are on.