Courtney Cox asks to drop Arquette from name after divorce

David Arquette has filed for divorce from Courteney Cox. The actor cited irreconcilable differences in the filing, TMZ reports, and is asking for joint physical and legal custody of the couple's daughter, Coco. Documents were filed on June 8, 2012, in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to TMZ. Arquette, 40, and Cox, 49, married on June 13, 1999. They announced their separation in October 2010, but have remained amicable despite their split. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Actors Courteney Cox, left, and David Arquette arrive at the premiere of "Scream 4" on April 11, 2011, in Hollywood, Calif.
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(CBS/AP) Courtney Cox Arquette wants to legally drop her husband's name once the former couple's divorce is finalized.

The actress' request was included in a response to estranged husband David Arquette's divorce filing Friday.

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Both cite irreconcilable differences as the reason for the end of their 12-year marriage, and both are seeking custody of their 8-year-old daughter.

Arquette and Cox are representing themselves in the proceedings. They announced their separation in October 2010, but both listed in court records Dec. 31, 2011, as their official separation date.

The pair met on the set of the film "Scream" in 1996 and married three years later.

Cox's filing was first reported Wednesday by celebrity website TMZ.

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