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Affleck and Garner getting a divorce

The celebrity couple of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner will soon officially be no more. The two have been separated for two years now but recently filed for divorce. The divorce process in Alabama and elsewhere can understandably be stressful emotionally and financially, but amicably working toward a settlement in the best way possible may help to make it easier to navigate.

In Garner's and Affleck's situation, the two filed their divorce documents together and are reportedly operating in a very amicable manner. Both parties are pursuing joint physical custody and legal custody. They have three children together.

It is not yet clear how property division or spousal support issues will be handled in their divorce proceeding. However, both parties said that they each plan to keep all the money they made independently since being separated in June 2015. The couple has reportedly been going through the divorce mediation process to handle their divorce-related affairs and said they are committed to co-parenting their children effectively.

Divorce mediation allows a couple in Alabama and other states to share their wishes and work toward a mutually beneficial settlement with the guidance of a mediator -- a third party who remains neutral. This process is particularly valuable when children are involved in the divorce, as bickering over child custody and asset division, for example, can place extra stress on the entire family. For co-parents, it can also help them to practice communicating in a positive manner, which they will have to do following the dissolution of their marriage.

Source: people.com, "Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Officially File for Divorce", Ale Russian, April 13, 2017

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