updated 07/12/2012 AT 11:35 AM ET
•originally published 07/13/2012 AT 8:00 AM ET
“Behind the scenes, intense negotiations have been going on, and PEOPLE magazine has been talking to lawyers every step of the way,” senior writer Jennifer Garcia says.
While last week’s cover story focused on Cruise being blindsided by his wife’s sudden decision to file for divorce less than two weeks ago, “This week’s cover story delves into the secrets behind the split,” Garcia adds.
For much more on why the marriage crumbled and what role Scientology will play in Suri’s life, pick up this week s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now