Joe Jonas calls for the dissolution of his marriage to Sophie Turner 0:55

(CNN) -- The divorce between Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas is complicated.

The "Game of Thrones" actress filed a request Thursday in New York City for Jonas to return her daughters to their home in England, according to court documents obtained by CNN.

The petition cites the "improper retention" of his daughters "in New York when their habitual residence is in England." He adds that England is his "permanent" home in April 2023.

Jonas cared for his two daughters while on tour with his band The Jonas Brothers, as part of a deal between the couple while Turner produced a new series, according to the request.

Turner had planned to return to England this month with the girls, the petition states, but when she tried to pick up their passports at Jonas' home last week, she claims he refused.


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"Joe and Sophie had a cordial meeting last Sunday in New York, when Sophie came to New York to be with the girls. They have been with her ever since," Jonas' rep told CNN in a statement sent Thursday. "The impression Joe had from the meeting was that they came to an agreement to work together to achieve an amicable co-parenting agreement."

The statement added: "His wish is for Sophie to reconsider her tough legal position and move forward in a more constructive and private way. Her only concern is the well-being of her daughters."

Jonas filed for divorce from Turner on Sept. 5 after four years of marriage. Turner also claims in his petition that he discovered Jonas had filed for divorce through "the media."

Jonas' representative disputed that claim, saying Turner already knew he was filing for divorce.

In his application, Turner describes efforts with Jonas over the past year to find his "forever home" in England. He also claims that before the end of their marriage they had mutually agreed to settle in the United Kingdom.

His daughters "are fully involved and integrated into all aspects of daily and cultural life" in England, according to the document, which also states that they will buy in December a new house for which they had been in contract negotiations.

"Joe seeks to share parenthood with girls so that they are raised by both their mother and father and, of course, he also agrees with girls being raised in the US and the UK." "The girls were born in the United States. and have spent the vast majority of their lives in the U.S. They are American citizens."

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