They are seeking joint legal and physical custody of their three children, Violet, 11, Seraphina, eight, and Samuel, who will be five this month.
Since their split, Ben and Jennifer have remained close and actively co-parent their three children together. In 2015, Affleck and Garner had announced their intention to divorce in a joint statement that read in part, "After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the hard decision to divorce".
According to TMZ, the couple is negotiating a financial settlement.
Almost two years after first announcing that they were separating following 10 years of marriage, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have finally, formally, filed for divorce.
If you were hoping for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner to reunite and live happily ever after, you won't like this news.
"After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the hard decision to divorce", they said in a joint statement at the time. We're doing our very best and we're putting our kids first, and that's how we're focusing on our day-to-day lives.
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". "Thank you for understanding". In their initial joint statement to People, they expressed how important it was for them to move forward and put their friendship and co-parenting needs first. News a year ago. "She is an wonderful mother and I'm really lucky to have her as a partner to co-parent these kids with. We don't know what the future's going to hold, but every step we take is one that prioritizes our children".