Anthony Behar, USA Today

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner File for Divorce

By: Joe Hyer

April 14, 2017

We heard rumors last month that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were holding off on filing for divorce. In fact, there was hope that the couple could reconcile.

Well, it turns out that the couple won't reconcile. However, it doesn’t sound like the pair will be engaging in a nasty court battle. Multiple outlets report that the paperwork was filed by the couple directly (without lawyers) so they'll likely go through mediation.

They both filed for joint legal and physical custody of their three kids. The financials of the divorce are still up in the air, however. A judge could still award spousal support in the case. 

The divorce should be finalized in about six months.