Angelina Jolie and partner Brad Pitt and son Maddox arrive at the fifth Annual Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Governors Awards in Hollywood November 16, 2013.  (Reuters)
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and son Maddox pictured together during happier times Reuters

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's temporary custody agreement has been approved by a judge. And, if reports are to believed, their children will decide whether or not they want Pitt to visit them during Christmas.

The actors share six children - Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins, Vivienne and Knox, 8.

"If a child says they don't want to see Brad on Christmas, the psychiatrist isn't going to force them," a source told Entertainment Tonight on the prospect of the 52-year-old actor's reunion with his brood of six. "That's the whole purpose of this agreement."

Pitt and Jolie's previously agreed on a custody arrangement. According to the legal agreement, the estranged couple's children will continue making "therapeutic visitations" to their father as their physical custody is retained by the actress.

In addition, the Allied actor will have to submit to drug and alcohol test at least four times a month.

"Originally, Pitt had volunteered to do the drug and alcohol testing himself. But now that a judge has signed off on these docs, it has become mandatory and cannot be reversed without another court filing," the report added.

Meanwhile, a TMZ report sheds further light on the nature of "therapeutic visitations" that has been granted to the World War Z actor. Apparently, the couple's custody agreement will be looked after by Ian Russ – a California-based doctor who specializes in child custody issues. Russ will determine when and how Pitt sees his and Jolie's children.

The legal agreement also added that Pitt and Jolie must participate in group therapy sessions with their children, as per reports. Additionally, the terms of the deal reportedly will not change until there is a court order or both the parents decide against it.

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt stroll on the seafront promenade in Mumbai with daughter Zahara and son Maddox AFP

ET report claims that the agreement is temporary and voluntary. "It was agreed upon several months ago, which has continued," the source told the website noting that is can be subjected to change if Pitt plans to petition the court.

The Oscar-winning producer was previously cleared of all child abuse allegations by the Los Angeles Country Department of Children and Family Services. Following which, FBI too closed its investigation saying that "no charges have been filed in this matter."