But a source claims to ET that Jolie's latest move is in retaliation over the actress being ordered by a judge in June to help fix her children's relationship with Pitt.
Jolie's attorney filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court saying the actress wanted a judgment "returning the parties to single status during calendar year 2018". The terms of any temporary financial agreement reached under California law are not known. However, it's not publicly known exactly what kind of agreement has actually been made in the case of Pitt and Jolie's split.
But the Los Angeles Times quoted a source close to Pitt saying that it was all "a publicity stunt".
Another pal added, "Brad has completely lived up to his commitments as far as child support and will continue to do so".
The breakdown of the relationship to the former Mr. & Mrs. Smith has turned nasty, almost two years after they separated.
11 kids rescued from illegal compound
This handout photo released by the Taos County Sheriff's Office on Aug 4, 2018 shows a view of a trailer at a makeshift compound. The Badgers tried to evict the occupants, but it was dismissed in magistrate court, according to the search warrant affidavit.
They were together since 2004 and tied the knot in August 2014. The couple have six children together and Angelina is also looking to get primary custody of all of them with the divorce.
In 2006, Pitt adopted Jolie's children, Maddox and Zahara, both of whom were adopted by Jolie prior to their marriage. At the time, the Changeling star cited "irreconcilable difference" as the reason for their breakup.
Angelina and Brad split in September 2016 after two years of marriage.
Ever since then, the pair's divorce has also brought along an ongoing custody battle.
The children are now living with Jolie in London, where she is filming Maleficent 2.
The brood is now living in London with Jolie as she films Maleficent 2, while Pitt has spent his court-ordered time with the kids in London and Los Angeles, where he is shooting Quentin Tarantino's new movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Pitt, 54, and Jolie, 43, share six children ages 9 to 16.