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100K signatures reached in White House petition over child custody

Actress Kelly Rutherford’s petition to the White House over a child custody dispute has reached the 100,000 signatures required for it to be addressed by the administration, according to a report by The Washington Post on May 13.

Two days after Mother’s Day, the actress was able to secure 100,000 signatures for her campaign, warranting the Obama administration to address the custody battle over her two kids, 8-year-old son Hermes and 5-year-old daughter Melrose. The actress is embroiled in an ugly child custody dispute with her ex, German businessman Daniel Giersch, who has been residing in France with the children after a judge granted him custody in April 2012. Giersch is not permitted to reenter the country after losing his visa in 2009 due to their split, and Rutherford has to travel repeatedly to France to see her children.

Being involved in a child custody dispute can be very stressful. To seek legal help in securing your kid’s welfare at this crucial time, the legal team at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., might be able to help. To learn more about how we may work on your behalf, call our Monmouth County office at (732) 898-2378 today.



Actress Hilary Duff in child custody battle with NHL’s Mike Comrie

After a long bout of separation and speculation on whether or not Hilary Duff and ex-hockey star Mike Comrie would ever get back together, the couple finally decided on divorce as the best option.

Comrie and Duff both acknowledge the existence of a prenuptial agreement that will make sorting out property and financial issues much easier, but deciding on a custody agreement for their 3-year-old son, Luca, might be more of a challenge, TMZ reported on April 22.

When Duff filed for divorce back in February, she petitioned for primary physical custody of their son, requesting that Comrie’s access be limited to visitation rights. According to sources connected with the actress, she is concerned about Comrie’s partying lifestyle interfering with his abilities as a parent. However, Comrie isn’t going to give in without a fight and responded to Duff’s divorce petition by demanding joint custody.

Contention over child custody is often one of the most difficult and complicated aspects of a divorce, but the lawyers at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., are knowledgeable about family law, understand the emotional complexity and high stakes of child custody issues, and are prepared to help. For more information, please call our offices at (732) 898-2378.



Mel Gibson might go to court to seek greater child custody

A report published by the Daily Mail on Saturday, March 22 revealed that Hollywood star Mel Gibson may enter into a legal fight with his ex-wife Oksana Grigorieva over the custody of their 4-year-old daughter. The report alleges that Gibson might want to seek greater child custody of his daughter Lucia.

The report also added that a settlement arrangement has required Gibson to pay $750,000 total in child support to Grigorieva, which the actor pays in installments of $20,000 a month. However, a recent confidentiality violation by Grigorieva has led to a court’s deciding that Gibson does not have to pay the remaining balance.

For many years, our lawyers at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., have been helping Monmouth people facing child support and child custody issues reach arrangements that are in their best interest. Call us at (732) 898-2378 for a confidential assessment of your case.