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Divorce is final for Lima and Jaric

After two years since they announced their separation, Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima and former professional basketball player Marko Jaric have now finalized their divorce. The now ex-couple met in 2006 and tied the knot on Valentine’s Day back in 2009. They were married for five years before separating and currently have two daughters together, 3-year-old Sienna and 6-year-old Valentina, whom they now co-parent.

According to a news report by the Huffington Post, Lima and Jaric filed for divorce in New York City. The terms of the recent settlement, which was filed at the Manhattan Supreme Court , were not revealed, as per the report. Speculations implied that the Victoria’s Secret model is going to have primary custody of both children.

Going through a divorce, especially when there are children involved, is difficult for all those who are involved. If you are considering filling for divorce, do not hesitate consulting with our compassionate divorce lawyers at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq.. You may reach our office at (732) 898-2378.

‘Charmed’ Actress Files for Divorce from Husband of 2 Years

Actress Rose McGowan has filed for divorce from her husband, Davey Detail, after two years of marriage. McGowan reportedly filed the papers on February 1, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. While the actress did not expand on what caused the rift, it has been revealed that the couple has been separated since May of 2015. McGowan has asked a judge to reject any requests of spousal support following the divorce.

McGowan is known for her roles on ‘Charmed’ and the movie ‘Scream,’ while Detail is a visual artist. The couple married in October of 2013 after a year of dating and lived in Los Angeles together. Although McGowan was famously engaged to Marilyn Manson and dated filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, this was her first marriage.

Filing for divorce is an emotional and difficult process for any couple. At Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., our experienced legal team can help you through divorce proceedings and make the process less overwhelming. If you are going through a divorce, call our offices at (732) 898-2378 today to learn more about how we can help.

Keegan Michael-Key Files for Divorce from Wife of 17 years

Comedian Keegan Michael-Key recently announced that he has filed for divorce from his wife of 17 years, actress and vocal coach Cynthia Blaise. The couple, who married in 1998, have been separated since early November, but Key only recently made it official with the divorce filing. Key is famous for his Comedy Central sketch series “Key and Peele” while Blaise has starred in comedy films such as Bad Teacher and now works as a dialect coach.

Key and Blaise married in December of 1998 and have no children together. Key cited irreconcilable differences in the divorce filings and has asked for a postponing of proceedings involving spousal support.

Divorce is a stressful and emotional process regardless of the circumstances. If you are going through the stressful ordeal of separating from your spouse, the legal team at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq. has the experience necessary to guide you through the process by providing compassionate advice and assistance. Call our offices today at (732) 898-2378 to learn more.

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.

Mick Fleetwood and Lynn Frankel’s divorce is finalized

The divorce of famous drummer and co-founder of famed band Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood, has been finalized, according to court documents obtained by People on December 8.

Fleetwood and his now ex-wife, Lynn Frankel, tied the knot and 1995. A legal separation was filed by Fleetwood back in 2013 citing irreconcilable differences, but the two were not officially divorced until a judge ruled so in November 2015. The couple have two 13-year-old twin daughters, Ruby and Tessa.

While Fleetwood is reportedly seeking joint legal custody, rumor has it he is willing to allow Frankel to take primary physical custody. No other news has been reported regarding the terms of their child and spousal support agreements.

If you are going through the stressful and difficult process of divorce, the compassionate and experienced attorneys at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq. want to help you ensure that the rights of you and your family are ensured throughout the legal proceedings. To discuss your situation today, call us at (732) 898-2378.

Reba McEntire Announces Finalized Divorce from Husband

Country singer Reba McEntire has confirmed that her divorce from husband of 26 years, Narvel Blackstock, has been finalized. The announcement was made on McEntire’s Facebook page Thursday night along with a photo of her management team, which included Blackstock. In the comment section below the photo, she confirmed that the divorce had been finalized at the end of October, only two months after the couple announced their split in August.

McEntire and Blackstock met in 1980 when he joined her band as she was just rising to country stardom. Despite the divorce, the now-ex couple has remained on friendly terms as Blackstock runs the management company behind McEntire. They have been spotted at many recent industry events together in the months following their split, and their professional relationship is said to be unaffected by the divorce. No details on why the couple ended their marriage have been released. McEntire and Blackstock share a son together, Shelby Blackstock.

If you are dealing with a divorce, the legal team at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq. have experience in helping individuals through the emotional and difficult legal proceedings of a separation. Call our offices today at (732) 898-2378 to learn more.

Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas divorce finalized

The divorce of actors Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith has officially been finalized. The two stars’ final divorce comes after Griffith filed in June of 2014 after 18 years of marriage. According to the divorce agreement, Banderas is reportedly being required to pay up to $55,000 a month in spousal support to Griffith; however, he will be able to keep a substantial amount of money earned from his acting and directing career. Griffith will reportedly keep their house in Aspen as well. They also divided other assets, including profits from their Los Angeles mansion.

Despite the financial implications of the divorce, the couple has spoken out about remaining close friends after running a business and starring in films together during their marriage. This marks the end of Griffith’s fourth marriage and Banderas’ second.

Divorces, such as the one between Griffith and Banderas, are a struggle that many couples endure. At the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., our Monmouth legal team is dedicated to helping couples going through divorce deal with the often frustrating and emotional legal proceedings. Call our offices today at (732) 898-2378 to learn more about how we can help you.

Former Subway pitchman Fogle’s divorce finalized

CBS News reported on November 25 that a Boone County judge has granted the divorce of Subway’s former spokesperson Jared Fogle and his now ex-wife Kathleen McLaughlin on November 16. The divorce was filed by McLaughlin on August 19 after Fogle decided to plead guilty to charges related to child pornography and pedophilia. Fogle was charged for illicit sexual behavior with minors and the distribution of child pornography, according to reports.

Fogle and McLaughlin were married in 2010 and had two children together. The divorce proceedings included a filing made by McLaughlin in September in which she contested Fogle’s request to spend time with his kids. The filings mentioned Fogle’s criminal case as well as his 14 victims. McLaughlin and her children moved to a different state to avoid the media attention.

The divorce was finalized a few days before Fogle was sentenced to 15 years in a federal prison in Englewood, New Jersey.

If you are in the process of a divorce in New Jersey, do not hesitate to seek legal help from our attorneys at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq. Call us today at (732) 898-2378 to learn about the services we offer.

Iron Chef’s Cat Cora announces divorce from partner of 17 years

Iron Chef star Cat Cora announced she has filed for divorce from her partner of 17 years, Jennifer Cora. Court records indicate that Jennifer Cora filed on October 28, with Cat Cora filing her petition the next day. The women have four sons together and filed for different custody agreements in addition to the divorce. While Jennifer Cora has requested full custody, Cat Cora has filed for joint custody between the two.

In a statement made by Cora, the chef said that she and Jennifer are dedicated to raising their sons in the best environment possible despite the divorce. No specific reason for the divorce has been released yet.

Divorce is one of the most emotionally difficult experiences an individual can go through, and it can be made even worse when child custody battles become involved. At the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., our Monmouth divorce and child custody attorneys are dedicated to helping clients work through the complex legal processes. Call our offices today at (732) 898-2378 to learn more.