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Patrick Dempsey’s wife files for divorce

Grey’s Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey was recently served divorce papers from his wife Jillian Fink, according to reports in late January from ABC News.

Dempsey and Fink have been married for 15 years, having tied the knot in 1999. Fink cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the divorce. Dempsey has one previous marriage. Fink requested that they share custody of their three children. She is also asking Dempsey to pay child support as well as spousal support. The amount of each is unspecified in the reports.

The pair released a joint statement about their decision to end their marriage. They asked media and others to respect the family’s privacy during this time, as the couple is focused on the well-being of their children.

If you are going through a divorce in Monmouth, your privacy and legal rights are very important. Enlist a divorce attorney with the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., today, who may protect your rights and interests throughout the divorce process. Call our offices at (732) 898-2378 to learn more.



Actress Autumn Reeser divorces husband of five years

The O.C. star Autumn Reeser, who is set to star in the new series The Whispers next year, allegedly filed for divorce from her husband of five years, Jesse Warren, due to irreconcilable differences, according to a report by The Daily Mail on November 24.

Reeser plans to share the physical and legal custody of their two sons with her husband. However, she does not intend to pay her husband spousal support.

The 34-year-old actress, whose net worth is valued at $3 million, probably met her writer-director husband while studying at UCLA.

Aside from the emotional strain brought about by a decision to end up marriage through divorce, practical concerns surrounding terminating the legal union between couples can also be overwhelming. If you are seeking for a sensitive and reliable divorce lawyer in Monmouth, speak with our legal team at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., by calling (732) 898-2378. Our legal team is committed to providing divorcing couples effective legal representation they truly need during this trying time.



Divorce finalized for David Duchovny and Tea Leoni

After 17 years of marriage, former X Files star David Duchovny and The Naked Truth actress Tea Leoni are divorcing, an online report stated on Saturday, August 9.

Divorce papers filed by the couple in June cited “an irretrievable breakdown of the relationship” as the cause of the split. Both Duchovny and Leoni will share joint legal custody of their children, Madelaine West, 15, and Kyd Miller, 12, although Leoni will have primary physical custody. Every month, Duchovny will reportedly pay $40,000 in spousal support and $8,333 in child support, among other expenses.

The two separated in 2008, the same year Duchovny entered into a treatment center for sexual addiction. The couple separated again in 2011 before filing for a divorce this year.

Ending years of marriage through a divorce can be difficult for anyone, not just for the couple but also any kids involved. Consulting with a family law attorney that understands the needs of a family struggling through this tough process can be extremely helpful. If you need assistance or legal advice for divorce in Monmouth County, consult with a lawyer at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., by calling (732) 898-2378 today.



Custody battle looms over Sherri Shepherd’s unborn surrogate child

The future of Sherri Shepherd and her estranged husband’s unborn surrogate son remains uncertain as the two prepare for a legal fight regarding the child’s custody, according to a report by The Daily Mail on July 30.

Before each of the couple filed for divorce in separate states, Shepherd’s ex Lamar Sally filed for legal separation earlier this May. His documents demanded full parental custody of the child, which would entitle him to child support. Sally also requested compensation for attorney fees, spousal support, and the annulment of his prenuptial agreement on grounds of fraud.

Shepherd reportedly does not want to be responsible for the unborn child, believing that it was conceived under a deceitful surrogacy contract so that Sally could get spousal support.

Family law issues such as divorce and child custody are often emotionally complex situations. The attorneys at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., offer sensitive legal guidance throughout these processes and may be able to help you. Call our Monmouth County offices today at (732) 898-2378 to learn more.



Lawyers reveal a growing number of ex-husbands are receiving alimony from wives

In a report published by Reuters on December 24, it was shown that more divorce lawyers are noting a shift in economic roles between men and women that has resulted in an increasing number of men receiving spousal support from more ‘well-off’ ex-wives.

A survey conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers among its 1,600 members revealed that close to half of their colleagues have observed a rise in the number of husbands receiving alimony from their divorced wives. Experts say the shift is a result of an ongoing trend where women tend to be the key breadwinner in the family while men tend to slow-down their career to stay at home and look after children.

Monmouth County residents who are facing alimony and other family issues should seek help from an attorney at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq. We are equipped with the experience and resources needed to efficiently and fully address your legal family needs. You can reach us by calling (732) 898-2378 today.