Shortly after In Touch Weekly reported that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are headed towards a divorce, a new source has come forward and claimed the 42-year-old actor has already met with a lawyer!
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“Ben and his team have definitely been engaging divorce attorneys,” an insider tells Radar Online.
“He’s positioning for a divorce. Right now, it’s just coming up with a strategy and whether or not it makes sense for Ben to do it quietly and jointly so there is no battle, or to do it on his own.”
Unfortunately, there’s a lot at stake. Not only do the husband and wife of nearly 10 years share a multi-million dollar estate — but they would also have to sort out custody of their three kids, 10-year-old Violet, six-year-old Seraphina and three-year-old Samuel.
A friend of the couple recently told Life & Style, “If they don’t have a prenup, she’d definitely go for half his earnings while they were married, plus child support.”
Jen with her daughter, Violet, last March. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Jen, 43, has reportedly grown frustrated with Ben’s partying and incessant gambling — but even as he’s allegedly consulting with lawyers, they’re not ready to throw in the towel just yet.
“They’re headed back to couples therapy, which was helpful to them in the past,” the friend said. “They still love each other very much.”