It’s not often that two people get divorced from each other twice.
You can ask Dennis Quaid how that works.
His wife, Kimberly Quaid, has filed for divorce in Los Angeles. While a Hollywood divorce—or any location for that matter—isn’t newsworthy in itself, it is unique in a sense. This is the second time divorce papers have been filed during the union.
The first time occurred in 2012. Kimberly filed and eventually withdrew her petition for divorce despite citing irreconcilable differences as the cause for the split. The relationship became especially frayed during those initial proceedings. The court had to step in to force the couple to cooperate regarding their vehicle use. Yet the marriage survived.
The chance of such a resolution this time would be extremely rare. The pair appears to be quite friendly and reserved about the separation, stating that they “have decided to end [their] 12 year marriage” in a statement to TMZ. The couple further explained that “[t]he decision was made amicably and with mutual respect toward one another.”
The couple have a pair of eight-year-old twins, which the two will co-parent together. Their maturity in dealing with the divorce seems to be spilling over to that realm as well. Dennis and Kimberly also have hashed out the majority of their separation agreement, with provisions included on how they intend to share joint custody of the children.
Considering the presumed size of the estate, this will save the Quaids a tremendous amount of time, money and stress. Dennis has been a working actor since the late 1970s and headlined major feature films like The Day After Tomorrow and Any Given Sunday.
More importantly, this type of harmonious cooperation will have an immeasurable positive impact on the children. Divorces aren’t easy on anybody, including the family members seemingly on the outside of the proceedings. The parents have saved them the grief of being asked whom they want to live with and likely won’t be subjected to negative talk about either of their parents.
The Men’s Divorce Law Firm understands the best ways to handle a divorce. We can show you the different options and choices, leading you toward a reasonable outcome. Call 321-DIVORCE today to schedule an appointment with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.