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Arizona Supreme Court Unanimously Affirms the Equal Rights of Same-Sex Parents

By Mark Joseph Stern “On Tuesday, the Arizona Supreme Court issued a highly anticipated decision unanimously affirming the equal rights of same-sex parents in the state. The ruling will require Arizona to extend the same presumptions of parentage to same-sex and opposite-sex couples, ensuring that the state cannot use the pretext of biology to discriminate … Continue reading Arizona Supreme Court Unanimously Affirms the Equal Rights of Same-Sex Parents

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Would You Jump Into A Pool Filled With Jello?

I saw a movie once with this scene where a guy is in mid air jumping into a swimming pool and someone screams, “Stop, it’s electrified!” The jumper had already left the diving board. Yuck. Some people file for divorce and then ask, “Now what do I do?” They left the diving board without knowing if … Continue reading Would You Jump Into A Pool Filled With Jello?

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Would YouPlay Poker Without Knowing If a Flush Beats a Full House?

I doubt whether you would try and play any game, poker or otherwise, without knowing the rules. You would either have someone teach you, you would read a book or you would ask someone before you sat at the table and the cards were dealt. So, the same is true with divorce. You need to … Continue reading Would YouPlay Poker Without Knowing If a Flush Beats a Full House?

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Day of Giving

Today Disney and ABC are raising money for the victims who have suffered extreme losses over the past week because of Hurricane Harvey. Disney and ABC have committed to donate 1 million dollars to the Red Cross for relief and recovery efforts for the communities affect by Hurricane Harvey. “Our hearts go out to everyone in the devastating … Continue reading Day of Giving

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Cindy Best has been selected to the 2017 Arizona American Jurist Institute’s Top 10 Attorneys

Cindy Best has been selected to the 2017 Arizona American Jurist Institute’s Top 10 Attorneys list for Family Law! Each year, no more than 10 lawyers in the state are selected by the selection council at the American Jurist Institute to receive this honor. The American Jurist Institute, is a third party consumer driven organization … Continue reading Cindy Best has been selected to the 2017 Arizona American Jurist Institute’s Top 10 Attorneys

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School Starts

Most families have their children starting school for this new school year. Shoes are shined, backpacks are ready, pencils are sharpened. Ok, now there few shoes that get shined or pencils that get sharpened. But school starting is an exciting time for your children. Make it special and peaceful. If you are going through a … Continue reading School Starts

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Peace Train

Do you recognize these lyrics? “Now I’ve been happy lately Thinking about the good things to come And I believe it could be Something good has begun Oh, I’ve been smiling lately Dreaming about the world as one And I believe it could be Someday it’s going to come” – Cat Stevens, Peace Train Yes, … Continue reading Peace Train

Robbie Hendricks
It’s All About the Pie?

Is there a trick to mediation? No, not really. But there is a pie and it needs to be divided evenly. Once you know and understand property law and legal decision making you will know that the pie is divided in half. But the real trick: what pieces of the pie are you going to … Continue reading It’s All About the Pie?

Robbie Hendricks
Mediate Mediate What About the House?

What is this all about? What if I would like my divorce to be done with the least amount of money? What if we have decided everything except one, how to divide the house? Best Mediation can help resolve this issue and give you each some suggestions that may fit your idea of settlement. Oftentimes … Continue reading Mediate Mediate What About the House?

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