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Ben Affleck-Jennifer Garner divorce shocks the nation

Divorce can be difficult for any couple, and there are many times when emotions run high and get out of control during that time in the couple’s life. A divorce often involves various legal issues. Such legal issues may include financial matters, like spousal support and child support, especially when the couple’s financial means differ. In some cases in which the separating couple has had a bitter separation, there may be various reasons for the split, including infidelity and domestic abuse.

It has been reported recently that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, famous actors who have been married for a decade, seem to be headed for divorce. Many people have expressed the idea that the couple has been having trouble for a long time. Rumors circulating in the media suggest that cheating and gambling are the reasons behind the divorce.

One of the major concerns that comes out in a divorce, much like that of many non-celebrity couples, is the issue of young children being in the middle of their parents’ divorce. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have three children between them. It has been rumored that Garner will become the primary custodial parent of the children, while other rumors suggest that the couple might share custody of their children.

Another significant issue that often comes up in a celebrity divorce is the division of assets, since the couple most likely owns significant assets between them. However, such conflicts can be prevented by creating a prenuptial agreement, which is often chosen by affluent couples.

Source: USA Today, “6 signs Affleck-Garner divorce was nigh,” Andrea Mandell, July 1, 2015

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