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Courteney Cox asks court to drop Arquette name

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Courtney Cox, of the FX Network television series Dirt, is shown before her interview on the NBC Today television program, in New York Feb. 27, 2008. She stars as a ruthless editor of a Hollywood tabloid publication specializing in dishing dirt on the stars. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Courtney Cox, of the FX Network television series "Dirt," is shown before her interview on the NBC "Today" television program, in New York Feb. 27, 2008. She stars as a ruthless editor of a Hollywood tabloid publication specializing in dishing dirt on the stars. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) (AP Photo)

Courteney Cox Arquette is seeking to legally drop her husband's name once the former couple's divorce is finalized.

The actress included the request in a response to estranged husband David Arquette's divorce filing. Records show both actors filed their paperwork within a minute of each other Friday.

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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