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Cindy Best
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

Cindy Best
“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

Cindy Best
“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

Cindy Best
“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

Stephen Vincent
What to do if one parent isn’t taking measures to protect the child from virus exposure?

This is a time for co-parenting. While recognizing that co-parenting is not easy and can become heated, this is a time where parents need to come together and figure out the rules for both households.  Importantly, the conversation should not devolve into a blame game or name-calling. Keep your cool and focus on the issue … Continue reading What to do if one parent isn’t taking measures to protect the child from virus exposure?

Cindy Best
Spousal Maintenance and COVID-19
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Cindy Best from Best Law Firm discusses what your options are if you lose your job and are required to make spousal maintenance payments.

Cindy Best
Child Custody Issues & COVID-19
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Cindy Best from Best Law Firm discusses child custody issues you might be facing during this COVID-19 Pandemic.

Cindy Best
Court Status and Hearings

The courts have closed for in person hearings (with 2 exceptions) from March 25-April 8. The 2 exceptions are Order of Protection filings and hearings and emergency order requests. The Governor of Arizona has declared law firms as an essential business. Best Law Firm can handle both of these situations. It is important to know … Continue reading Court Status and Hearings

Cindy Best
I Lost My Job during the Pandemic: Spousal Maintenance and Child Support

Yes, this is absolutely an unprecedented and stressful time. What happens if you get laid off or lose your job during this pandemic? No one knows for sure of the outcome, but the courts are still open and lawyers are still practicing. Our firm has instituted video conferencing and telephone consults, as an example. So, … Continue reading I Lost My Job during the Pandemic: Spousal Maintenance and Child Support

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