Kimberly Buffington-Quaid has filed for legal separation, and according to the Los Angeles Times, a divorce is on its way. The couple has been married for eight years and had already planned to divorce in March. The original divorce filing stated that “the marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities … that destroys the legitimate ends of the marriage relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation.” However, earlier this year, the divorce proceedings were called off by Buffington-Quaid as the couple tried to fix their relationship.
Kimberly, a former real estate agent, is Dennis Quaid’s third wife and they have two 4-year-old children together, a son and daughter. Kimberly is seeking sole physical custody of the kids, with joint legal custody and visitation for her soon to be ex-husband. Quaid also has other children from previous marriages.
Child custody matters can be highly emotional and sensitive for both parents and children. In Illinois, custody decisions are done in the best interests of the child which means that, for example, the child’s wishes, physical safety and welfare, and ties to community are taken into account. The parents’ preferences are considered as well. It is best to contact an experienced family law attorney to reach a solution that is satisfactory to all parties involved.
Your divorce may not necessarily involve children, but all the same, a skilled divorce attorney can help in protecting your rights, assets, property and more. If you are contemplating filing for divorce or have been served with divorce papers, please contact a dedicated divorce attorney in Illinois as soon as you can.