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David Arquette

Files for Divorce

From Courteney Cox

6/12/2012 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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David Arquette
has officially filed legal documents to finally divorce his estranged wife, Courteney Cox ... TMZ has learned.

Arquette cites "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the divorce. David filed the documents on Friday ... right before he went to Israel and got Bar Mitzvah'd.

He is asking for joint legal and physical custody of their daughter, Coco, who turns 8 tomorrow.

He did not ask for spousal or child support.  There is no mention of how the property will be divided.

According to the docs, David is representing himself in the divorce -- he does not have a lawyer.

David signed the divorce documents on March 23, 2012 ... so it appears he's been holding them for nearly 3 months.

The couple married on June 12, 1999 -- exactly 13 years ago -- after meeting on the set of "Scream" back in 1995.

David and Courteney first announced their separation back in October 2010 ... with both sides saying they were "best friends" who were committed to raising their daughter together.

At the time of the initial separation, the couple released a joint statement saying, "The reason for this separation is to better understand ourselves and the qualities we need in a partner and for our marriage."

David and Courteney appeared on the Howard Stern radio show together last year--  and when Howard asked if they would ever reconcile David made it clear he WANTED to ... but Courteney insisted they were better off apart.

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1.

jdub    

Wow seems like years ago they split because he was doing Tiger's chick. Why wait so long?

674 days ago
2.

LadyN    

Boo. I was hoping they would get back together after he broke up with that chick he was dating. Oh well, at least it is amicable.

674 days ago
3.

Delaware D    

"A lawyer who represents himself in court has a fool for a client."

674 days ago
4.

sunnydee    

I had hopes that they would get back together.....;-(

674 days ago
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CriticXtreme    

Like everything else in Hollyweird, once you sober up, you wake up. When he was a mess, he was very popular in the media. Now, not so much. Just like the drummer in the Foo Fighters, once he sobered up, they started suxing. Just like Pax Prentiss sobered up after 10 years drugs and realized the boat load of $ he could make off of Passage Malibu, now no fun.

674 days ago
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DaveT    

Wow I'm out of the loop, thought they were already divorced, I like both David and Courtney, nice personalities and good involved parents, wish 'em well

674 days ago
7.

ShrinkWrap    

I really hope they don't get all Halle Berry on eachother. Let's hope they remain civil and friends for the sake of their daughter, who I hope skipped the "weird" gene that seems to infect her dad's side of the family.

674 days ago
8.

Mikey    

Will they both be keep the DoucheBag name?

674 days ago
9.

Mikey    

So we can't refer to them as a couple of douche bags anymore?

674 days ago
10.

Keith    

She's like a poor-man's Demi Moore.

674 days ago
11.

Joey    

GOOD FOR HIM. SHE IS A PLASTIC FACED SILICON BOOB D-BAG SHE IS SO IN TO HERSELF AND PROBABLY DOESN'Y CARE ABOUT HIM OR "COCO" (NICE NAME FOR A CHIMP)

674 days ago
12.

Polly    

Lots of people thought they already divorced. Just do it already, and don't start getting all dramatic and nit-picky.

674 days ago
13.

static    

I guess he could never come to terms with being Mr Courtney Cox, What a complete loser.

674 days ago
14.

KnuckleDragger    

Lotta freaks in that Arquette family.

674 days ago
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amazinglybored    

I thought this had already happened...

674 days ago
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