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Anna Faris and Chris Pratt to divorce

Minnesota fans of actors Chris Pratt or Anna Faris may have heard that on Dec. 1, Pratt filed for divorce. The two met in 2007 and married two years later. In August, the two announced they were separating although the separation date on the divorce filing was listed as July 13.

They have one 5-year-old son. Pratt has asked for joint custody. He cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce. Faris also asked for joint custody in her response as well as child support.

Reportedly, the couple will be reaching an agreement soon on property division. They have a prenuptial agreement. The two have spoken a few times about their breakup. In a joint statement, they expressed their sadness and reinforced their love for their son. In an October interview, Faris said they remained friends. She has been dating a cinematographer for a few months.

A prenuptial agreement may make the process of divorce less difficult. A couple may have specified how they want their property divided, and as long as neither of them challenges it, they may be able to follow this plan. An example of a situation that might lead to a challenge is if either person has not had sufficient legal counsel. However, even if the prenup is adequate, it does not deal with issues such as child custody. A couple might want joint custody of their child, like Faris and Pratt. Another option might be for one parent to be the custodial parent while the other has visitation. Most experts agree that unless there are serious issues such as domestic abuse, children benefit from time with both parents.

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