Kelsey Grammer filed documents with a California court this week, seeking custody of his two children with estranged wife, Camille Grammer. The documents indicated that a child custody expert is evaluating Kelsey, Camille and both kids. The evaluator will then submit his or her report to the court with a recommendation regarding custody.
Kelsey wants a trial upon submission of that evaluation because settlement discussions between he and Camille have apparently broken down.
Kelsey and Camille separated last year, upon the news that Kelsey had started a relationship with a British airline attendant while in New York City for work. Camille was still in Los Angeles, filming The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
The couple divorced earlier this year (and Kelsey immediately married his new girlfriend) in a bifurcated proceeding but reserved custody and financial issues for later determination by the court.
Camille Grammer claims that Kelsey wants to split the children up, taking six-year-old son, Jude, with him and leaving nine-year-old daughter, Mason, with Camille.
Kelsey and his attorneys deny that. TMZ.com obtained a letter from Kelsey’s camp to Camille’s which seems to confirm Camille’s assertion though.
The letter provided to TMZ is dated April 29, 2011 and states “Kelsey proposes … Kelsey shall have primary physical custody of Jude and Camille shall have primary physical custody of Mason.” The letter says Kelsey wants to enroll 6-year-old Jude in a Chicago school.
Camille is represented by LA divorce lawyer Neal Hersh. Kelsey is repped by Robert Kaufman.