Angelina reportedly wants sole physical custody of their 6 kids, but Brad wants 50/50 joint custody.
But the couple could still reach an agreement out of court as a source familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly said both sides "are still working together to find an out-of-court settlement".
Evaluations for the children have already begun, and the judge will rely heavily on their findings in his ruling over custody.
Brad and Angelina, who announced their split in September 2016 after four years of marriage and more than 10 years together, share Maddox, 17, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 10-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
The custody trial is now set to begin December 4, and the 2 parents could not be further apart. She fired back with accusations he wasn't paying "meaningful" child support for the past year and a half.
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Jolie meanwhile was warned by a judge that if she didn't allow her children to foster a relationship with their father she could potentially lose custody.
But days later, the Fight Club star argued he had "loaned" his estranged wife $8 million to help her purchase her current house and contributed over $1.3 million "in bills for the benefit of [Jolie] and the minor children".
The trial could take up to 3 weeks and the judge will have the duty of going thru all the info and making a decision.
Sources tell People that the listed court date is seen as a target date for Brad and Angie to reach an agreement on custody.