By Jodi Guglielmi and Mike Miller
Updated November 04, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Brad Pitt will seek joint physical custody of his six children with Angelina Jolie in their ongoing divorce.

The actor filed his response to Jolie’s petition on Friday, and is asking to share joint physical and joint legal custody of the children with his soon-to-be ex-wife, PEOPLE confirms. In her Sept. 19 divorce filing, Jolie requested sole physical custody with visitation rights for Pitt.

Custody of the couple’s six children — Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne — has been a major point of contention between the former couple as they’ve been locked in divorce negotiations over the past several weeks.

“They are still working on issues that they can’t agree on. It seems their issues still involve the kids,” a source close to the family recently told PEOPLE.

“Brad and Angie haven’t had any contact, and it’s all being worked out via their teams,” said the family source recently. “It’s just a sad situation.”

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