photodune-1255925-divorce-xsVolusia, FL- It turns out that weeks and weeks of rumors about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner divorcing were actually true! The famous couple announced today that they are ending their decade-long marriage and going their separate ways.

On Tuesday, CBS News obtained a statement from the couple, announcing their split. The couple starts by saying, “After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce.” They said it was a “private matter” and asked that the privacy of their children be “respected during this difficult time.”

The tabloids have been reporting in the impending divorce of Affleck and Garner since 2014, but the speculation reached a fevered pitch over the past couple of months. Some of the gossip blamed Affleck’s gambling habit, but that has not been substantiated.

Whatever the reason a couple decides to divorce, if they have children, they need a discreet and devoted child custody attorney to assist them with their case. TMZ reports that couple will work on property division and child custody arrangements and will submit divorce papers once those issues are settled.

TMZ reports that the couple will share joint custody of their three children who range in age from 3 to 9 and the split is amicable.

This is Affleck’s first divorce and Garner’s second- she was previously married to her actor Scott Foley, according to CBS News.

Even when a divorce is amicable there are many complicated issues to handle. Child custody and visitation alone can be very difficult to resolve without serious negotiations and the help of third parties. If you want to settle your divorce as amicably as possible, USAttorneys suggest you consult with one our divorce law firms in Volusia to explain the options you have. Many couples look to collaborative divorce to make their settlement negotiations run smoothly.

For a collaborative divorce or divorce mediation, a couple enlists the services of a mediator and through a series of meetings and negotiations, they come up with a mutually decided divorce agreement. This method of divorce allows divorce attorneys to control the conflict so that a couple can work together to resolve their issues.  But it can be a time-consuming and a couple must be willing to dedicate their time and energy to the process.

If you live in Florida, we have some of the best divorce and child custody attorneys in the state who can explain your options and help you decide how to approach your divorce. They strive to make your divorce goes smoothly and you reach an agreeable settlement with your estranged spouse. Our divorce lawyers will stand by you and make certain any final settlements work in the interest of your child.