The move comes once Ms Jolie asked for full physical custody of all the kids, who are aged eight to fifteen.
Ms Jolie cited “irreconcilable differences” once she filed to end the marriage on nineteen September.
A child welfare agency in l. a. is examining what happened throughout the incident on a non-public flight in mid-september, United States media say.
The actors have reached a short lived agreement that the Fight Club star can visit his kids whereas the welfare investigation continues.
Reports recommend that Mr Pitt is being investigated over an event along with his eldest son Maddox on a plane.
California divorce courts usually favour joint custody, however the result of the plane row may have an effect on the judge’s call. The actors can also hammer out a deal in private to avoid the matter being aired publically.
Mr Pitt and Ms Jolie are together since 2004 however only wed in August 2014, at their children’s urging. They grew shut while filming the 2005 film Mr & Mrs Smith, within which they played a couple in an exceedingly stagnant relationship.
Mr Pitt’s custody request was enclosed in his response to Ms Jolie’s divorce petition. He disclosed that the pair separated on fifteen September, one day once the alleged plane dustup.
Their union was mr Pitt’s second wedding, after a divorce from Friends star Jennifer Aniston, and Ms Jolie’s third once Billy Bob architect and Jonny Lee Miller.
The couple have six kids along – Maddox, Pax, and Zahara, who are adopted, and biological kids shiloh and twins knox and Vivienne.
Mr Pitt, 52, and Ms Jolie, 41, married in private at their French estate in Provence. Their kids served as ring bearers and helped illustrate Ms Jolie’s white versace dress with their drawings.
Both actors are best-known for their philanthropic work off from the screen.