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Cindy Best
Kidsgiving and Turkey Day

I am sure that everyone has memories of their childhood holidays. The real question is whether they are happy and joyful or stressful and depressing. If you are a parent, you have some responsibility on how your children will remember their holidays. If you are going through a divorce, it is sometimes hard to focus on…

Cindy Best
Traveling Wilbury’s and Poor House

If you are a music fan, you might have heard of the group The Traveling Wilbury’s made up of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne. One of their songs, Poor House,  in particular has lyrics that might hit home with anyone thinking about divorce or who has been through a divorce….

Cindy Best
Gaslighting and Relationships

If you go to a party and say something funny and everyone laughs and then your partner says something like: “ha ha, she never knows what she is talking about.” And, then everyone laughs again. When you talk to your partner about it later and how it hurt your feelings, he tells you that everyone…

Cindy Best
Who gets invited to my baby’s birth?

Question: My baby is due around mid October. The baby’s father is not married to me and has been very mean and abusive to me ever since I told him I was pregnant. He calls me nasty names and texts me threats. At first he didn’t want the baby and now he threatens to show…

Cindy Best
Can the judge take my child if I am unvaccinated?

The short answer in Maricopa County, Arizona is that I do not know.  What I do know is that a judge just did exactly that in Chicago. I have not read the court’s order but I did read the Washington Post article as cited here. I have not heard of a judge doing anything like…

Cindy Best
Can I build my own house and drill my own teeth?

People sometimes ask whether they need an attorney to go through their divorce. My answer is the same as the above. Yes, you could possibly do all of the above but what do you want for your outcome? First, to build your own house would take a great deal of education. And to drill your…

Cindy Best
Unmarried Fathers and Married Fathers

It seems logical that married fathers and married fathers have the same rights regarding their children. But in Arizona, it makes a difference if a Father is married to the mother of his children or not. A married father who is fit is usually awarded equal parenting time with the mother and joint legal decision making if…

Cindy Best
The Gray Divorce: A Growing Trend

This year, Bill and Melinda Gates announced their divorce. The previous year, Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie Scott announced their divorce. It was these two events that highlighted a growing trend in America: “Gray Divorces”. According to a study released by the National Center for Family and Marriage Research, the divorce rate for Americans 50 and…

Cindy Best
Spousal Maintenance- AKA Alimony

There are a lot of misconceptions about spousal maintenance, possibly more than almost any other area of divorce. You may have heard that you will get spousal maintenance because your spouse makes more money, but it is not that simple. Spousal maintenance is often a mystery as to how it is determined and can be…

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