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Cindy Best
Why Shouldn’t My Spouse Pay Me Forever?

Many spouses getting divorced are sad and upset. For some reason, those feelings sometimes translate into a feeling of entitlement. Somehow, someway, someone believes that the other party owes you something. The issue with this thinking leads to fear, high costs in litigation, and continued resentment. Let’s tackle the issue of alimony, called spousal maintenance…

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Cindy Best
Brad Pitt and Child Support

It is a shame to continue to play this out in the press…Mr. Pitt said something like this today and “it just shows to go you”…Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are very famous and very rich and I do not know them. I have not read their pleadings. I am not a California attorney. But…

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Cindy Best
Family Law Mediation Instead Of Litigation And Why It Works.

Mediation is resolving your dispute. Litigation is taking your dispute to the court and letting a judge decide your family law issue. Let’s say you have been married for 6-7 years and have no children. You and your spouse both have jobs and you bought a house together 3 years ago. You want to sell…

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Cindy Best
Melissa Brockie Talks About Domestic Violence [AZCentral Video]

In this video from AZCentral, Melissa Brockie, the director of New Day Centers at UMOM in Phoenix, Arizona, talks about what warning signs to look for and the resources available to those who might be in a domestic violence relationship. Understanding what domestic violence is and knowing the support systems that are there to help…

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Cindy Best
Packing For A Trip

When is the last time you went out of town or on a vacation? Think back to your packing list: what to take, what clothes to wear, what the weather is going to be, finding your travel toothbrush, travel size sunblock and so forth. Then you had to think about what you were going to…

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Cindy Best
Can You Divorce Without An Attorney

Yes, it is possible to get a divorce in Arizona without an attorney. The important thing is to know what you are doing. You do need to know the rules and you do need to know the law. You especially need to know the law as it relates to your property and children. The courts…

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Cindy Best
What About School?

You and your former spouse cannot agree where your child is going to go to school. One of you wants to jump into court and get this resolved. No no no. This is no longer happening and will not work that way with the court. I once had a judge ask parents in a courtroom,…

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Cindy Best
Summertime

Are you sharing your children with their other parent this summer? Would you like to make things go smoothly? Just be polite and kind. Do unto others as you would like them to treat you. What does that mean? When you decide to take the kids to the beach, let their other parent know where…

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Cindy Best
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

I do not know this family but I recognize some of the issues that they may be having. I only recognize some of the issues from what I read in the paper about the judge’s remarks. I want to say, however, that I agree with what Ms. Jolie opined that none of this is anyone’s…

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