Turner alleges that the breakdown of their marriage happened "very suddenly" after an argument on Aug. 15 with the 'Dark Phoenix' actress learning of his divorce filing "through the media"
The actress notes the “breakdown” of the couple’s four-year marriage happened “very suddenly following “an argument” on Jonas’ 34th birthday on Aug. 15. He then filed for divorce nearly three weeks later on Sept. 5 in Miami.
The filing indicated that "the marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken."
In Turner's lawsuit filed Thursday, the actress requested that her two kids — Willa, 3, and a daughter, identified in previous court docs as D., 14 months — be returned to England.
The complaint against Jonas, 34, calls for the return of the children to England, with Turner's legal team asserting the "wrongful retention" began on Sept. 20.
Turner claims that she and the musician agreed to declare England their "forever home" in conversations that took place this past Christmas as they prepped for the year ahead. Once Jonas began touring with The Jonas Brothers, the documents claim the two agreed to let the girls join him because he had more daytime hours to be available to them than Turner did amid filming, noting she had "hesitation" about the "temporary arrangement."
The issue of custody came to a head when the two met up to discuss the next steps after their split two weeks later, Turner's petition claims, at which point she "reiterated" the plan to move to England and was met with a change of heart by Jonas.
According to the documents, "The Father has possession of the children’s passports. He refuses to return the passports to the Mother and refuses to send the children home to England with the Mother."
On Thursday, a representative for Jonas, 34, shared a statement obtained by PEOPLE in response to his estranged wife's lawsuit that alleges he is not letting the couple's two kids return to England.
“After multiple conversations with Sophie, Joe initiated divorce proceedings in Florida, as Florida is the appropriate jurisdiction for the case. Sophie was aware that Joe was going to file for divorce."
“Joe and Sophie had a cordial meeting this past Sunday in New York, when Sophie came to New York to be with the kids,” the statement continued. “They have been with her since that meeting. Joe’s impression of the meeting was that they had reached an understanding that they would work together towards an amicable co-parenting setup."
The statement alleged that less than 24 hours after the "amicable co-parenting setup" was agreed upon, “Sophie advised that she wanted to take the children permanently to the UK. Thereafter, she demanded via this filing that Joe hand over the children’s passports so that she could take them out of the country immediately.”
The statement also asserted that the musician is ”seeking shared parenting with the kids so that they are raised by both their mother and father, and is, of course, also okay with the kids being raised both in the U.S. and the UK,” but also alleged that the children ”have spent the vast majority of their lives in the U.S.”
Though the statement noted the children are American citizens, Willa also has citizenship in England.
“This is an unfortunate legal disagreement about a marriage that is sadly ending. ... The children were not abducted,” the statement read.
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“After being in Joe’s care for the past three months at the agreement of both parties, the children are currently with their mother,” the statement continued.
“Joe has already disavowed any and all statements purportedly made on his behalf that were disparaging of Sophie,” the statement concluded. “They were made without his approval and are not consistent with his views. His wish is that Sophie reconsider her harsh legal position and move forward in a more constructive and private manner. His only concern is the well-being of his children.”
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