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What is the difference between legal and physical custody?

As you and your former partner work through the process of divorce, the child custody agreement may be one of the most contentious aspects of that process. If you retain legal custody of your child, you will have the legal right to participate in the decisions about your child’s life, ranging anywhere from his or her religious upbringing to any medical concerns that your child may need to work through. With physical custody, you will have the legal right to keep your child in your home—physical custody may be shared with your partner if you agree to joint custody.

If you plan to legally dissolve your marriage, our Monmouth County divorce attorneys at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., may help you protect you and your child’s interests as you move on with your life. To schedule a consultation, please call our offices at (732) 898-2378 today.



What will be considered community property?

Almost everything that you and your partner acquired during the course of your marriage will be considered community property, though there are a few exceptions. Items that were acquired before the marriage began, gifts that were acquired during the marriage, and any items that were mutually agreed to belong to a single person will likely be considered private property. This distinction will be critical as you and your partner work through the process of dividing your assets.

To speak with one of the Monmouth County divorce attorneys at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., about the particulars of your situation, please call our Monmouth County offices at (732) 898-2378 today.



How can a divorce lawyer help with the division of debt?

Just as a divorcing couple will need to come to an agreement as to how their assets will be divided, they must also come to an agreement as to how their debt will be divided. While this process can be highly contentious, as it will likely have substantial impact on each partner’s future finances, an experienced divorce lawyer can help you protect your own interests and help you see that the division of debt is carried out on fair terms. As such, debt may not necessarily divided equally; if one partner earns substantially more income than the other, the higher earner may be made to assume a higher percentage of the debt.

The dedicated property division lawyers at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., may advise you as to the best course of action concerning the division of debt during your divorce and are prepared to help you protect your future.