In his role as a psychiatrist on his hit television show "Frasier,"
Kelsey Grammer was often able to come to the aid of others who needed
advice on how to handle stressful situations. He probably could have used
Dr. Frasier Crane's advice last week when he came face-to-face with
his ex-wife Camille Grammer for the first time in more than a year due
to a child custody dispute.
The couple, who were married for more about 13 years, split in July 2010
in what became a bitter, drawn-out spectacle that was constant fodder
for tabloids. Their divorce was finalized in February. Their latest court
appearance in Los Angeles last week was over Kelsey's Grammer's
attempt to spend six days this week with his children. His ex-wife, a
star on the reality TV show "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,"
had contested the trip because she alleged he would not take the children
to their scheduled activities during that time.
The judge, who ordered the courtroom cleared of everyone except the couple
and their attorneys, ruled that Kelsey could take the children for the
six days but that he would have to ensure the children went to all their
The two have been locked in a custody dispute since their divorce. Camille,
who lives in Los Angeles, wants sole custody of the couple's 9-year-old
daughter and 7-year-old son while giving Kelsey visitation rights. Kelsey,
who lives in New York, wants the son to live with him and the daughter
to live with Camille.
In cases such as this, it is important to remember that the children's
well-being comes first. An experienced child custody attorney can help
in reaching a compromise that ensures the best outcome for the children.