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Adrienne Maloof, Paul Nassif file for divorce

Dr. Paul Nassif and his wife Adrienne Maloof, stars of the reality television show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, have separately filed for divorce.

According to Us Weekly, the couple has decided to end their 9-year marriage, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce.

After filing for legal separation, Maloof stated that she wants full physical and legal custody of their three boys. However, the couple is currently trying to decide what is best for their 9-year-old son and twin 6-year-old boys.

If you are considering a divorce, you need an experienced attorney on your side to help make this process go as smoothly as possible. Contact the Monmouth County divorce lawyers at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka , Esq., by calling 732-898-2378 today.



Baby boomer divorce rates now on the rise

The divorce rates among the baby boomer generation are currently on the rise with couples over the age of 50. According to recent research at Bowling Green State University, the figure of married couples over the age of 50 that are getting divorced is now one in four.

According to 5 News Online, in 1990, only one out of every 10 couples over the age of 50 got divorced. Officials say that longer life spans is a factor in why people are getting divorced later in life.

After retirement, at 60 or 65, people still have many years left and are attempting to reach self-fulfillment. Some also have stated that married couples over 50 may be in their second or third marriage and this means that divorce rates are 2.5 times higher.

If you or a loved one has been considering divorce, contact the Monmouth County divorce lawyers of the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq. today by calling 732-898-2378.



New data shows 79% of separations end in divorce

New data suggests that nearly 79 percent of all couples that separate will eventually be divorced.

A researcher from Ohio State University presenting at the Population Association of America, stated that “Separation is very common and is more common than immediate divorce. Most separations last one year or less, but a few drag on a decade or more before ending in divorce. Other separations stay unresolved.”

One factor that determines whether or not a couple separates first or goes straight to divorce is whether or not there are children under age 5. To find these results, data was collected from 7,272 people who were between the ages of 14 and 22 in the year 1979. Researchers looked into whether or not the individuals were ever married, separated or divorced.

The study found that 51 percent were still married, 60 percent had gone through a marital separation, and of these 79 percent divorced. The average length of separation is two years.

If you or a loved one are currently separated and would like to learn more  about your divorce options, contact the Monmouth County divorce lawyers of the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., by calling (732) 898-2378.



Marc Anthony officially files for divorce from Jennifer Lopez

Nine months after making a statement that they would be splitting up, Marc Anthony has now filed for divorce from Jennifer Lopez.

Online entertainment news source, TMZ, broke the story after they claimed that sources close the couple had a “heart-to-heart” talk about their marriage and whether or not they were ready to end it.

It was also reported that Anthony was not ready to file for divorce, but Lopez had already found a new love interest. After the talk, Anthony filed divorce papers.

If you or a loved one has been considering filing for divorce, this is a stressful time for the whole family. Contact the Monmouth County divorce lawyers of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq by calling (732) 898-2378 today.



Custody cases involving pets increase in U.S.

Recently, there has been an increase in the number of custody cases that involve pets in divorce cases.

In a 2006 survey, it was found that the number of custody cases that determine the fate of a pet has grown nearly 15 percent. Attorneys have stated that the court tends to lean toward leaving the pet with the child if there is a child, but in cases where the pet is considered the child to the couple, it becomes a more difficult situation.

In the past, pets have been considered to be more of property, but now they are seen as children. Also, there are currently no laws that state how visitation will work for with pets so it is left up to the split couple to discuss.

Divorce can affect almost every aspect of life and this i why it is important to make sure that you have experienced representation on your side. Contact the Monmouth County divorce lawyers of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq. by calling (732) 898-2378 today.



Divorce rate dropping across the nation

The divorce rate has been dropping across the nation and has fallen five percent since 1996.

Researchers in the area have stated that the struggling economy may be a reason for this because divorce can be very expensive. Data has shown that there is a link between the employment rate and divorce.

The higher the unemployment rate is in an area, the lower the divorce rate is. Data also shows that men are getting divorced at older ages and the average age is between 35 and 54. The number one reason that couples decide to divorce is infidelity and second is said to be communication issues.

If you or a loved one has been considering divorce, you need representation on your side that can help you through this legal process step by step. Contact the Monmouth divorce lawyers of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq. by calling (732) 898-2378 today.