Last month, the voluntary safety plan
implemented by the Department of Child and Family Services in September was extended
, as people close to Pitt and Jolie still needed to be interviewed by DCFS for the investigation. However, our source says that now it's only a matter of getting paperwork in order for the investigation to come to an official close.
On Monday, a representative for Jolie told ET that Jolie and Pitt's six children -- 15-year-old Maddox, 12-year-old Pax, 11-year-old Zahara, 10-year-old Shiloh, and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne -- will remain in the actress' custody. "Childcare professionals have encouraged a legal agreement accepted and signed by both sides over a week ago," the rep said in a statement. "In accordance with this agreement, the six children will stay in their mother's custody, and the children will continue therapeutic visits with their father. This has been determined by childcare professionals to be in the children’s best interest."
However, sources tell ET that the agreement is only temporary until the two are able to work out a more permanent child custody settlement. On Friday, Pitt filed his response to Jolie’s divorce petition and requested joint custody. Jolie initially requested full custody in her filing in September.
"This is what Brad and Angelina have decided between each other for the children," one source said. "The agreement is also indefinite, so there is no time frame to it, it is in place until they decide to make a change."
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-- Additional reporting by Whitney Nevill Wallace