Published: Fri, April 14, 2017
Life&Culture | By Ted Wilson

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck file divorce petitions

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck file divorce petitions

Jennifer Garner Thursday filed for divorce from Ben Affleck, almost two years after the actors first revealed their marriage was on the rocks.

Garner's petition and Affleck's response were identical and were filed together on Thursday, according to a public information officer for the Los Angeles Superior Court.

According to TMZ they filed together without a lawyer. The division of property and formalizing the actual date of separation are still being worked out; since Affleck and Garner have agreed to keep any earnings they made since they separated, determining the separating date could affect the eventual settlement.

In summer 2015, Garner and Affleck split after a decade of marriage and having three children together.

The A-listers are seeking joint physical and legal custody of their three children, daughters Violet, 11, and Seraphina, 9, and son Samuel, 5. "We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this hard time", the stars wrote.

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Affleck and Garner had been married for 10 years. Just last month, in a public Facebook post, Affleck thanked Garner for her support during his stint in rehab.

The insider claimed, "no matter what happens, Ben and Jen are committed to raising their family as one unit and will continue to do so as it has worked for them".

The actors met while making 2003 film "Daredevil", in which they both played superheroes.

"This business tends to exaggerate highs and lows", Affleck told AP. But you become a cast member in a soap opera that you're not writing.

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