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Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom officially divorced

Three years after TV reality star Khloe Kardashian first filed for divorce, a Los Angeles judge has approved the dissolution of her marriage with former NBA player Lamar Odom.

Although the decision was released last Friday, the court document states the couple’s marriage will be legally dissolved December 17, along with their joint company, Khlomar. Both Kardashian and Odom waived spousal support as part of their agreement.

Kardashian initially filed for divorce last December 2013, but she called it off when Odom was found unconscious in a Las Vegas brothel due to a drug and drinking binge. After the couple’s reconciliation, she filed another petition seeking to end their marriage. She cited “irreconcilable differences.” The two did not have any children but were married for more than four years.

If you or someone you know is going through a stressful divorce, get in touch with a reliable lawyer from the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq.. We have the skills and knowledge to properly represent you in court and protect your rights throughout the legal process. Contact us at (732) 898-2378 to learn more about our practice.



Chris Rock now single after 20 years of marriage

Chris Rock is now single after filing for divorce at a New Jersey courthouse.

After 20 years of marriage, Chris and estranged wife Malaak both made a court appearance on Monday, August 22 before a judge and finalized their divorce. The couple married in 1996 and have 2 children, ages 12 and 14. It is also reported that there’s a third child — Ntombi, an 8-year-old from South Africa who was less than a year old when she began living with the Rock family. Chris has remained in constant contact with his 2 kids since the couple parted ways in 2014. Although the terms of the settlement is not publicly known, the case does appear to be closed.

There is no doubt that divorce is one of the most challenging things that can result from a marriage. At the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., we are prepared to help make your divorce quick and painless. Contact us at (732) 898-2378 to discuss your situation and learn more about our family law practice.



Jeremy Renner and Sonni Pacheco finalize their divorce

Jeremy Renner, the 44-year-old Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation actor, finalized his divorce from 23-year-old model Sonni Pacheco on December 28. They tied the knot in 2014, and the marriage lasted 10 months. Pacheco filed for divorce in December of 2014 and cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason. The two have a 2-year-old daughter, Ava.

Yahoo reported that Renner has been ordered to pay $13,000 each month in child support. In addition to that, the actor is set to include 5% of the excess from his annual salary in the child support agreement. Spousal support, however, was denied since Pacheco signed a prenuptial agreement back in 2013.

Before the custody battle was finally concluded, Renner alleged that his now ex-wife was unfit to be a parent, saying that Pacheco constantly drank alcohol and attended parties instead of tending to their daughter.

Divorcing a spouse is one of the most stressful things an individual may experience, and the situation usually becomes more difficult when a child is involved. If you are considering a divorce in New Jersey, our excellent lawyers at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq. will be happy to help you in your case. Call our office at (732) 898-2378 to learn more.



Jane Seymour and James Keach’s divorce finalized

On December 16, Fox News reported that 64-year-old Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman actress Jane Seymour has finalized her divorce from her husband of 22 years, 68-year-old James Keach. They tied the knot in 1993 and have two children together.

Seymour is keeping their Malibu home and another property in England, and she is also getting $132,000 in the split. Keach managed to retain their season tickets to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The now ex-spouses are splitting their membership at the exclusive Sherwood Country Club and their collection of gold coins, which has an estimated value of $200,000. Seymour and Keach will reportedly split all future earnings from the projects they produced together, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and Walk the Line.

Keach is Seymour’s fourth husband. They initially separated in 2013.

Divorce is a notoriously difficult situation for everyone involved, but an experienced and compassionate attorney can help alleviate some of the emotional strain of the legal process. At the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., our Monmouth County divorce lawyers will be able to help through this upsetting ordeal. Call our offices at (732) 898-2378 today to learn more.



Jared Fogle’s wife files for divorce

Katie Fogle officially filed for divorce from her husband and famed Subway spokesman Jared Fogle on the same day he agreed to plead guilty to charges of sex with minors and possession of child pornography. The divorce papers cited “an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.”

Katie Fogle released a statement on the same day announcing her intentions, and stating her shock and disappointment at the actions of her soon-to-be ex-husband. The couple have two young children together, and Mrs. Fogle is making their safety and well-being her top priority in the ordeal.

When two people enter into a marriage, each has the right to know the other as well as possible. If your spouse withheld important information from you before your marriage was finalized, you may have solid grounds for divorce. The Monmouth County divorce attorney with the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq. dedicates his services to clients dealing with the complexities of divorce, and he can offer you the same level of professional advice and guidance in your situation. Call a Monmouth County divorce attorney at (732) 898-2378 to learn more.



Country music couple Shelton and Lambert splits

Country singers Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have announced that they are officially ending their marriage of four years with a divorce, according to the U.S. News & World Report on July 20.

The couple, which was married in Texas in 2011, said that parting ways was not the future they had planned. Over recent years, the couple was bombarded with tabloid gossip that focused on their personal lives and Lambert’s weight.

Miranda Lambert is a multi-awarded country singer who frequently dominates various awards shows, including the Academy of Country Music Awards and the Country Music Association Awards. Blake Shelton is also a country music singer who is known for his role as a judge in “The Voice.”

More than just being an emotionally charged issue, divorce is a legal process that requires the experience of family law attorneys who understand how to best advocate for your rights and interests. Contact the legal team at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., today by calling (732) 898-2378 to learn about how we may help you during this difficult time.



Actress Paula Patton now officially divorced from singer Robin Thicke

After nine years of marriage, a Los Angeles court granted the divorce of Precious actress Paula Patton and ‘Blurred Lines’ singer Robin Thicke, a report by Cleveland.com stated on March 18.

According to the report, April 14 will be the official date of their split. The 39-year-old actress has been Thicke’s inspiration for many of his songs and has also been featured in some of his music videos. The ex-couple has a four-year-old son together.

The report came after Thicke and his ‘Blurred Lines’ co-artist Pharrell were ordered by the court to pay Marvin Gaye’s family nearly $7.4 million for copying some elements of the late singer’s 1977 song ‘Got to Give it Up.’

At the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., we strive to help divorcing Monmouth couples achieve a divorce agreement that is fair, favorable, and amicable for everyone involved. To learn more about how we might be able to help, consult with one of our experienced divorce attorneys by calling (732) 898-2378 today.



Are there benefits to a prenuptial agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is a legally binding document that is created prior to a marriage; it outlines how, if a couple decides to end its marriage, the couple will divide its assets and properties. Every prenuptial agreement is highly specific, and many couples include individualized situations that may arise in the future to protect themselves financially.

Some wonder if a prenuptial agreement is worth it. Every couple will have to decide for itself if such an agreement benefits the couple. However, those marriages that involve significant property assets and money might benefit from the financial protection offered by a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement offers legal protection for both individuals who are entering into a marriage.

The best way to know if a pre-nuptial agreement is right for you is to speak with an attorney about your situation. An experienced Monmouth County divorce attorney will have the experience you need to learn more about how a prenuptial agreement works and how it might affect your future. Fortunately, the attorneys of the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., can help with this issue. Contact our offices today by calling (732) 898-2378 to get your questions answered, and set up an initial consultation with one of our team.



Pamela ends her marriage, again

Celebrity Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon are divorcing for the second time, the New York Daily News reported on July 8.

Anderson, 47, and Salomon, 46, first got married in October 2007 in a union that lasted only two months. Years later, in January of this year, they reunited. This marriage too was short-lived; only six months later, Anderson filed for divorce for the second time. A representative for the actress declined to comment on the divorce.

Salomon has been married two other times unrelated to Anderson and is known for winning millions as a poker player in a televised Las Vegas tournament.

Since 2008, the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., has been practicing Family Law in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex Counties. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping divorcing couples reach agreements favorable to all parties involved. If you would like your interests protected throughout your divorce process, contact a member of our skilled legal team at (732) 898-2378 today.



Captain and Tennille now divorcing

The famous ‘70s musical duo Captain and Tennille has filed for a divorce, Reuters revealed Wednesday, January 22.

The report said a court clerk from Arizona confirmed the news about the divorce, stating that the couple already filed their divorce papers in Prescott, AZ on January 16. Daryl Dragon, 71, and Toni Tennille, 73, wed on Valentine’s Day in 1975, and have no kids.

Sensitive issues such as divorce can be extremely complex, but an attorney can help ensure that your rights are protected throughout divorce proceedings. If you are considering a divorce, contact a Monmouth County divorce lawyer at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq. You can reach us at 732-898-2378 for the legal advice and support you need.