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Dennis Quaid had recently filed from his wife, Kimberly Buffington-Quaid, only six short weeks after Kimberly filed for a legal separation. This divorce case was filed in Los Angeles on November 30, according to writers at US Weekly.
Quaid stated that he is fighting for joint legal and physical custody of Zoe and Thomas Quaid, the Dennis’s and Kimberly’s five year old twins. He also said that he has offered to pay spousal support to Kimberly.
In March of 2012, Kimberly Buffington-Quaid filed for divorce from Dennis, from quickly withdrew the petition after only two months. In October of 2012, however, she filed for the legal separation from Quaid. At the time of the separation filing, Buffington-Quaid requested joint legal custody of their two children, but sole physical custody. These children are the same twins that came very close to dying as newborns in 2007 when staff at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center accidently gave them an overdose of Heparin.
In order to obey with residency laws in the state of California, Dennis Quaid has to wait six months before filing his divorce papers as he and Kimberly moved to the state over the summer of 2012.
The Quaid v. Buffington-Quaid divorce will be the third divorce for the actor. He was previously married to actress Meg Ryan, whom with he had a son, Jack, now 20. Ryan and Quaid divorced on 2001. Prior to that marriage, he was married to actress P.J. Soles. Quaid and Soles divorced in 1983.
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