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Cindy Best
Can I have a do it yourself divorce?

Yes, absolutely. Should you? Maybe not. Why not? Simply put, you do not know what you do not know. Are you aware that there is divorce law? There are rules, statutes, and case law that help determine everyones’ rights in a divorce case. If you don’t know the basic law, you might give away assets … Continue reading Can I have a do it yourself divorce?

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David Uffens of Best Law Firm given Rising Star Award

PHOENIX, ARIZ. – Best Law Firm partner David P. Uffens was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers® in the 2020 edition of Super Lawyers® magazine. A Rising Star designation is awarded to no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys. The award recognizes attorneys under the age of 40 who have earned the respect of … Continue reading David Uffens of Best Law Firm given Rising Star Award

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Should I continue to pay child support for a child I am not seeing?

Question: My name is on the birth certificate, and I have been paying the Mother $300 in child support each month. We’ve never been to Court, and now she’s not letting me see my child. Should I continue to pay child support for a child I am not seeing? Answer: Though child support is voluntary … Continue reading Should I continue to pay child support for a child I am not seeing?

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Can I Divorce During the Pandemic?

Yes, is the short answer. Courts are open even though they are currently limiting their in person trials and hearings. As attorneys, we are an essential business and remain open while practicing social distancing. We can do all of the consulting and meeting with you by video or phone consultations. We can then communicate with … Continue reading Can I Divorce During the Pandemic?

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“An ER doctor loses custody of daughter because of coronavirus fears” – CNN

A Doctor who is treating patients who have COVID-19 has temporary lost custody of her daughter while she continues to help people during this pandemic. The article on CNN by David Williams talks about why it happened and how she is appealing the judge’s ruling. Read the full article below, or click here to view … Continue reading “An ER doctor loses custody of daughter because of coronavirus fears” – CNN

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Pause the Petty

It is never a good idea to be petty. But in the face of an unprecedented global pandemic that affects every aspect of everyones’ life, it is an especially bad time to be petty. Your children come back from parenting time with dirty clothes. So what. Your former spouse needs to change days for parenting … Continue reading Pause the Petty

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“Florida mom seeks custody of son, says father is virus risk” ABC News

Child custody and parenting time can be stressful and sometimes even create extra health risks. This article is interesting in what a mother did to get custody of her child during this pandemic. Read the full article below or click on this link. By MIKE SCHNEIDER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A Florida mother is asking a … Continue reading “Florida mom seeks custody of son, says father is virus risk” ABC News

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“Women are using code words at pharmacies to escape domestic violence during lockdown” CNN

Victims of domestic violence during this pandemic can feel even more trapped with stay at home orders and only being able to go out for essentials. If you are experiencing domestic violence or know someone who is, please read this article and reach out for help. You can read the full article below that was … Continue reading “Women are using code words at pharmacies to escape domestic violence during lockdown” CNN

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“Navigating child custody in the time of coronavirus” CNN

Child custody and parenting time are just a couple things that are affecting families during this pandemic. They can be frustrating and hard to navigate. Below is an article from CNN written by Matt Villano that is defiantly worth reading. You can read the full article below or click here to read it on CNN.com … Continue reading “Navigating child custody in the time of coronavirus” CNN

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