In March we started covering the Dennis Quaid and Kimberly Buffington-Quaid divorce, but Marietta residents may be interested to know that the couple has reconciled and has withdrawn their divorce paperwork. While the couple had just started dealing with their family law issues before a judge, they realized that they didn’t need to divorce and were able to work through any issues on their own.

While it is wonderful that Quaid and Buffington-Quaid will remain married, reconciliation is not an option for many people in Georgia. As many men and women talk with their divorce attorneys and schedule court dates to work through a settlement or finalize a child custody issue, they may have thoughts about dropping the whole legal action and giving the relationship a second chance. Those thoughts are natural, but many marriages are so problematic or so toxic that it would be better for both parties to get a divorce.

Quaid’s wife was the one who originally filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences and saying that there was no “reasonable expectation of reconciliation.” Now, it seems that she and Quaid have changed their minds. This is after Quaid asked a judge not to give his soon-to-be ex-wife any spousal support.

In some situations, Georgia couples have so many family law issues that it is better for everyone to just end a marriage. Whether it is because the relationship is abusive or because one party is constantly being strong-armed back into the relationship, there are reasons for divorce. Reconciliation can be great for some people, but when a marriage has fundamentally failed, it is best to speak with a divorce attorney.

For more information, see the previous post about Quaid’s divorce.

Source: The Huffington Post, “Dennis Quaid Divorce: Kimberly Buffington-Quaid Reconciles With Dennis Quaid,” May 4, 2012