And while it's important to give the couple privacy during this hard time, it's also important not to ignore abuse claims against children-hence this update.
TMZ first reported the news that the Department of Child and Family Services has made its recommendations, giving the two the choice to either come to an agreement now or engage in a lengthy, messy court battle, and they opted to strike an agreement.
A DCFS spokesperson told PEOPLE that drug testing parents during abuse investigations is "very standard". "DCFS did not require it for its investigation.Pitt simply offered".
Calls to the offices of Pitt's attorney, Lance Spiegel, and Jolie Pitt's lawyer, Laura Wasser, were forwarded to recorded messages stating their firms do not comment on clients. "Angelina and Brad (and their children) are far better off working through their custody issues between them (via counsel if necessary) or if they can not broker an agreement, by letting the family law court decide custody".
Her priority from the get-go has been to essentially take the kids away from Pitt.
It was reported that Pitt took the test within days of the alleged incident on September 14, when an inebriated Pitt is said to have physically and verbally attacked one of his sons while on board a private jet. As for Angelina Jolie, she has moved into a rented mansion in Malibu, California with their six children.
Brad Pitt will submit to random drug tests as part of his temporary custody agreement (Photo: AKM-GSI).
Pitt has yet to file a response in the divorce case. News reports that she just asked for it temporarily to protect the kids.
The settlement also calls for both Pitt and Jolie to undergo individual counseling.
A source tells us, "This is a frightful, awful situation, but Brad is doing everything he can to do the right thing for the kids and make this as painless as possible".
What do you think of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's temporary custody settlement? "Yes, she is still upset but focused on family right now and got most of what she asked for".