Ben Affleck And Jennifer Are Officially Divorced Without The Use Of An Attorney

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are divorced … officially. TMZ broke the story … the private judge they hired dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s and they submitted the final docs...

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are divorced … officially.

TMZ broke the story … the private judge they hired dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s and they submitted the final docs to an L.A. County Superior Court judge last week.

It often takes weeks, even longer to get some action at the courthouse, but the judge signed off Wednesday and Ben and Jen are now single.

As we reported, they did the divorce without hiring a lawyer. They used Laura Wasser, who is a lawyer, but she didn’t operate in that capacity for them. Wasser mediated the entire divorce.

Ben and Jen will share joint custody of their 3 kids. They also agreed to meet with a coparenting therapist on a monthly basis for a minimum of 6 months.

As we reported, they did not have a prenup and have agreed on the property split.

Case closed.

In documents obtained by E! News in August, it states that the divorce cannot be finalized until the judgment is filed and entered, which means two forms must be completed: Garner must send Affleck a final declaration of disclosure, and also file a declaration regarding service of declaration of disclosure with the court.

Two weeks later, a source told E! the former couple reached a divorce settlement, but were waiting until Affleck completed treatment in rehab to officially file it in court.

On Oct. 4, Affleck announced he completed 40 days of treatment for alcohol addiction and will be continuing recovery in out-patient rehab. The same day, it was revealed that in the days prior Jennifer filed a request for a retired judge, who remains a member of the California State Bar, to be appointed as a temporary judge to oversee the divorce case. Since his tenure ends on March 1, it is expected that the divorce process will be sped up. The request was approved and signed off by a Los Angeles judge in September.

The two actors separated after ten years of marriage and share daughters, Violet and Serafina, as well as son Samuel.

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