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Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. seeks divorce after 20 years of marriage

It is not uncommon to hear about Hollywood marriages that break up after a seemingly short period of time. It is a bit surprising to many when a marriage that has spanned two decades ends in divorce. However, marriages end for many reasons as many families in Kentucky have likely experienced themselves.

Recently, it was reported that actor Cuba Gooding Jr. has made the decision to formally file for a divorce from his wife, Sara Kapfer. The couple had separated about 36 months earlier. The actor had apparently recently spoken about the possibility of a reconciliation with his wife of about two decades, however that effort purportedly was unsuccessful. The former couple met in high school and have three children together.

Gooding has petitioned for physical custody of the youngest child, who is 10. They also have two sons who are older. He has elected to ask for joint legal custody. The actor has also petitioned to be permitted to retain all of his income dating back to the time that his wife filed for separation.

Gooding also expressed his openness to pay Kapfer alimony payments, though further details were not reported. Kentucky families who have reached the point where their relationship has come to an end may feel confused and unsure of how to proceed with matters such as filing for divorce and deciding on custody of minor children. They may seek the guidance of an attorney who is experienced in family law to provide ongoing assistance throughout the divorce process. 

Source: The Huffington Post, "Cuba Gooding Jr. Files for Divorce From Wife Of 20 Years Sara Kapfer", Brittany Wong, Jan. 20, 2017

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