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.
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.
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.