• Angelina Jolie has always done what's best for her kids amid her legal battle with ex Brad Pitt 
  • Pitt wants Jolie's request to replace judge overseeing their divorce and custody battle be denied
  • Jolie's lawyer stressed that they do not want to delay the legal proceedings but only want a fair trial

Angelina Jolie wants the best for her six children amid her legal battle against ex-husband Brad Pitt, according to a source.

Jolie and Pitt have been amicable in the past months until the latter filed to remove the judge overseeing their divorce. The "Maleficent" star's move seemingly started another round of drama between the exes. However, Jolie only wants what’s best for their kids, according to an insider.

"Her interests are the same as they always have been, which is to protect the kids and the health of the family," a source told Us Weekly.

"In the end, she is going to do what’s best for the children as she has done all along."

Pitt and Jolie share six children, Maddox, 19, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 14, and 12-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne. The two are reportedly at war over the judge handling their divorce and custody battle.

Jolie claimed Judge John W. Ouderkirk failed to disclose his business relationships with some of Pitt's lawyers. Meanwhile, an insider claimed Jolie only wanted to replace the judge because she was losing their custody battle.

"Jolie is basically trying to fire the private judge overseeing their divorce case. She has every right to do this, but if she thought she was in a good place in this legal proceeding, she wouldn’t need to do it," an insider said.

"This is a classic case of someone expecting a bad decision trying to delay the process by asking for a new referee."

Pitt also claimed the same when his camp responded to Jolie's request. They considered Jolie's move a "tactical gambit" that only hurts the children the most because it will delay the long-pending custody issues.

"They continue to be deprived over a resolution to these custody issues. Therefore Jolie’s motion should be denied," Pitt's lawyers wrote in their filing.

Jolie's lawyers denied the allegations from Pitt's camp that they were trying to delay the legal proceedings. Samantha Bley DeJean, Jolie's attorney, stressed that her client only wanted a "fair trial based on facts.”

The judge has since responded to Jolie's petition to remove him and denied that he failed to disclose multiple professional business and financial relationships with Pitt's attorneys. Judge Ouderkirk also declared that he has no personal bias or prejudice in the exes' legal battle.

Pitt and Jolie' custody trial is set to happen in October.

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Actress Angelina Jolie is photographed on the red carpet in London on Oct. 9, 2019. AFP/ISABEL INFANTES