Jeremy Meeks Beats Wife to the Punch Files for Separation

7/11/2017 1:19 PM PDT

Jeremy Meeks Files for Separation from Wife

EXCLUSIVE

2:55 PM PT -- According to separation docs, obtained by TMZ, Jeremy wants joint physical and legal custody of their son.

Perhaps most interesting -- to Melissa -- is the fact Jeremy lists their date of separation as June 24 ... 4 days before his yacht makeout sesh with Chloe.Jeremy Meeks -- aka the Hot Felon -- is looking to fly solo ... he filed docs to separate from his wife of 8 years days after she said she was going to file for divorce.

According to new docs filed on Monday ... the convict-turned-model is seeking legal separation from Melissa Meeks. The couple has a child together, 7-year-old Jeremy Jr., and she has another son from a previous relationship.

Meeks' wife recently said she was going to file for divorce from Jeremy after photos surfaced last month of him kissing Topshop heiress, Chloe Green, on a yacht in Turkey. Melissa says she was shocked, because she believed him that the trip was all work.

The point of filing for legal separation ... from this point forward all assets will be separate.

Not like we didn't see this coming.