Angelina Jolie Was in a 'Rush' to Rent New L.A. House Before Divorce Filing, Source Says

Angelina Jolie rented a new house for herself and her kids "a couple of weeks ago," a real estate source tells PEOPLE

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Angelina Jolie rented a new L.A. home for herself and her kids shortly before filing for divorce from husband Brad Pitt on Monday, a real estate source tells PEOPLE.

A Jolie staffer rented the home during the second week of September on a month-to-month basis, the source says – before the actress even viewed the home.

The fully furnished 5-bedroom home is “a very peaceful property and very kid-friendly.” The source says that the home rents for $95,000 a month.

“You could tell Angelina was in a rush to find a new house,” the source says. “Her people signed a lease very quickly. They only seemed concerned about if it was an appropriate house for kids.”

VIDEO: Brad Pitt’s Side of the Story: He ‘Did Not Hit’ Maddox as Plane Fight with Angelina Jolie ‘Got Out of Hand,’ Says Source

Jolie, 41, filed for divorce from Pitt, 52, in a Los Angeles court Monday after separating from the Allied star on Sept. 15 – just one day after the couple and son Maddox, 15, were involved in an alleged altercation aboard their private plane.

The actress requested sole custody of their six children: Maddox, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

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Pitt is accused of being “verbally abusive” and getting “physical” with Maddox. The argument started as a fight between Pitt and Jolie and “escalated more than it should have,” a source with knowledge of the situation previously told PEOPLE.

The source said that Pitt did not hit Maddox, but “made contact” with him “in the shoulder area.” The source says there was no sign of physical injury on Maddox.

An investigation into the alleged incident has been launched by the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services after it was reported anonymously. The case was also referred to the FBI under special aircraft jurisdiction since the incident occurred mid-flight, though the FBI is unlikely to launch a further investigation, a Pitt source told PEOPLE on Saturday.

The Pitt source said the actor is fully cooperating with the investigation and “takes the matter very seriously.”

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