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Hilary Duff's ex files for joint custody of their son

April 23, 2015
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Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie are still famously friendly following the breakdown of their marriage, but a potential new issue has arisen for the former couple over their views on raising their three-year-old son Luca.Mike recently filed his divorce response in an LA superior court, asking for joint legal and physical custody of their little boy. His request goes against Hilary's initial file which asked for primary custody of Luca, with visitation rights for Mike, paving the way for a possible custody battle.

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Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie split in January 2014

The 34-year-old former ice hockey star also asked that the couple's property and assets be divided up based on the terms of their prenuptial agreement.Hilary, 27, filed for divorce in February, at which time she made her primary custody request. It came around a year after the couple announced their breakup – although they have remained on very good terms for the sake of their son, even going on a family holiday together shortly after their split.Just this month, Hilary said that she and Mike will always be close. "We are a unit and we're going to be a unit for the rest of our lives," the actress told People magazine. "We realised (as a couple) we weren't where we used to be. But I feel so lucky this happened when Luca was young because this is his normal now."

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The former couple are parents to three-year-old Luca

She added: "It's a shift to have your routine shaken up, (but) you can't mess up one day with a three-year-old. When you make big decisions in your life, you feel powerful. I feel happy, I feel good and I'm excited about all I have going on. "Hilary and Mike married in August 2010 after three years together. "Mike and I were very much in love when we met," Hilary said in the April 2015 issue of Cosmopolitan. "We both really wanted to get married. I'd been working since the age of 11 or 12, making that choice at a young age seemed right for me. "Maybe it wasn't, but we spent the majority of our time together really happy. It wasn't working well enough to stay together, but there was still a lot of love involved. It was just a slow set-in of us not being the match that we used to be. I'm lucky for the person he is and I am and how we decided to handle this."

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