Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been officially divorced after they were given dissolution in status only of their marriage, CNN reported citing court documents.
Atlanta-based divorce attorney Randy Kessler told CNN that the court judgment allows Jolie and Pitt to no longer be married, while continuing to work out issues such as custody.
The former couple has been battling over custody of their six children, aged between 10 and 16.
"California is one of the unique states that lets the parties get a divorce without resolving all of the other issues," Kessler said.
"Georgia and most other states require parties to resolve everything -- custody, child support, property division -- before they will grant them a divorce because that motivates people to finish off the negotiations so they can get a divorce,” he added.