They came this close! Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were just days away from finalizing a divorce and custody agreement in late January when talks blew up at the last minute, In Touch magazine has learned.

“They had been diligently going along privately and amicably, trying to keep the focus on the family,” an insider tells In Touch exclusively. “But suddenly, Angelina reversed course when she felt Brad was pushing too hard to resolve the situation to his benefit.”

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Angelina with Shiloh and Zahara.

Now both Brad, 54, and Angelina, 42, say they need more time to hash everything out. On Feb. 6, both asked to extend the temporary judge in their case — which remains sealed — while both parties continue to discuss custody and distribution of assets. “The completion date for all proceedings before the temporary judge is extended from Dec. 31, 2017, to Dec. 31, 2018,” reads the order, obtained by In Touch.

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“This means their custody battle can drag on for another year,” says the insider. The family has already been through a lot and stretched the case much longer than most divorce and custody proceedings. The couple first split a year and a half ago in September of 2016, and they’ve been working ever since to come to some kind of agreement, which is no easy feat with six children involved. For the most part, it seems like the kids spend their time with Angelina, even over the holidays. Hopefully, they’ll reach an agreement soon!

For more updates on Brad & Angie’s divorce, pick up the latest issue of In Touch magazine, on newsstands now!

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