However, now is not separation, but already got the divorce papers. This breaks down any plan of reconciliation, since the typical quoted phrase "irreconcilable differences."
Christina and Bratman have been married five years and have a two year old, Max. They are asking for shared custody of the child.
The court documents show that the couple have a prenuptial agreement, although Aguilera asked the judge to keep the rights to all their profits.
The divorce papers set the date of their separation on 11 September.