The estranged married couple has decided to take this step while they work other legal things like separation of assets and custody of children.
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As per various sources, the former couple is working out a “bifurcated judgment” of their current relationship status as a married couple.
The stars both want to get on with their normal lives and don't want to remain married to each other.
The decision is not being taken because either of them is in a relationship, but they want to "emotionally move on."
The final settlement is still months away as there are other financial matters between the two, that needs to be handled first.
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They are currently granted limited custody order while they work on the other aspects of their divorce.
Angelina and Brad's previous negotiations didn't go well but once they have been declared single, there might be a peaceful resolution.
Angelina Jolie filed for a divorce against Brad Pitt on 19th September 2016 owing to personal differences.