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Cuba Gooding Jr. and Sara Kapfer divorcing

Georgia fans of Cuba Gooding Jr. might be interested in learning that the actor has filed for divorce. he and his wife met in high school and have been married for more than 20 years.

Gooding's wife, Sara Kapfer, filed for legal separation in 2014. Since that time, Gooding has told interviewers that the couple was attempting to work it out, but those efforts have apparently not been fruitful. In his petition, Gooding states that he should be ordered to pay spousal support. He wants to share custody with his wife of the couple's 10-year-old daughter. The actor is also asking that all of the earnings that he has made since the date of the couple's legal separation should be treated as his separately-owned property.

Kapfer has not yet filed her answer. It is unclear what assets that the couple may have to divide or what Kapfer may ask for. In addition to their daughter, the couple has two older sons. They were married in 1994.

The end of a marriage may be filled with conflict and emotions. People sometimes have difficulty with separating themselves from the situation so that they can approach the disputed issues logically. Family law attorneys might help their clients with viewing the issues through a logical rather than an emotional lens. This might help people to negotiate resolutions that are fair and that may better protect their financial interests. Some cases may be able to reach settlements through negotiations outside of the court process. Others may necessitate litigation in order to reach resolutions. Family law attorneys may advise their clients about the approaches that they feel are most appropriate.

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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