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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner File For Divorce

April 14, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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TMZ reports that Jennifer Garner has filed for divorce from Ben Affleck, officially ending their marriage after announcing their separation in 2015. The split is amicable, as both filed pro per (without a lawyer) and both her petition and his response matched 100%. They were filed together as well, which means it was a team effort.

The two have requested joint legal and physical custody of their three children. They left spousal support open so the judge could award it before the divorce is finalized. The date they decided to separate isn’t included. There was no prenuptial agreement, so their earnings will be split down the middle unless they come to a different agreement. Affleck made more money than Garner during their time together.

The website suggests that a mediator will handle the case, possibly due to how the documents were field. The two are in talks over a financial settlement. If all goes well, the divorce will be finalized in six months.