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After two years of separation, David Arquette files for divorce

It’s hard to believe that it was almost two years ago that actors Courteney Cox and David Arquette announced that they had separated. Yet, as many of our Las Vegas readers probably know, it was in October 2010 when Cox and Arquette officially confirmed their separation, stating that they had already been living separately for “some time.”

At that time, Cox and Arquette seemed to have no plans to divorce, but said that the purpose of their separation was “to better understand ourselves and the qualities we need in a partner and our marriage.” Unfortunately, that process seems to have led the couple to the decision that divorce was best for their family. After signing the divorce papers some three months ago, Arquette filed the divorce petition earlier this week, coincidentally (or perhaps not) on the couple’s 13th wedding anniversary.

Arquette, who reportedly prepared and filed the divorce petition without the assistance of a family law attorney, listed the oft-cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split. He requested joint legal and physical custody of the couple’s eight-year-old daughter, but did not ask the court for child support or alimony.

According to media reports, the divorce petition makes no mention of a prenuptial agreement and does not state how the couple will divide their property and assets. As with most other celebrity divorces, it is likely that Cox and Arquette will work to reach a confidential divorce settlement agreement rather than allow their divorce and property division disputes be determined in a very public trial.

Source: Huffington Post, “David Arquette Divorce: Courteney Cox And Arquette Split For Good,” June 12, 2012

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