Family Law Blog

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July 16, 2019 Cindy Best
Moving Out Of State

If you are thinking of getting divorced and wanting to move, you might want to slow down. This can get really tricky if you have children. There are different rules in each state for how long you must live there before you can file for divorce or legal separation. If you move outside the state…

July 5, 2019 Cindy Best
Does Experience Matter When I Pick An Attorney?

Yes, the short answer. It matters if your attorney has seen your issue before and if they have been able to be successful in a similar situation. Does it matter if I know the law? Yes, it does. You can always decide to do something different than the law, but it helps to know the…

July 2, 2019 Cindy Best
How Do I Get Divorced?

It may seem like divorce should be a simple process but it is not. One of the factors that makes divorce easier is to have two spouses who can make agreements on how to live apart. You have spent your marriage combining parts of your life and now you have to separate them. It is…

May 16, 2019 Cindy Best
How To Be a Good Client

“Does it really matter if I am a good client?” I think it really helps you help yourself if you are a good client. Attorneys will do the work, care about your case, and want to have a positive outcome. But what changes if you are a good client? The attorney is more enthusiastic, more…

May 14, 2019 Cindy Best
School is Out!

Very soon, school will be out in the valley. That sounds like a fun time unless you are worried about how to split time with your former spouse. Many families choose an option that gives each parent up to 2 weeks or even a month of uninterrupted family kid time without seeing the other parent….

April 9, 2019 Cindy Best
Should I Hire You To Be My Mediator Or My Attorney?

Attorneys usually all go to mediation during a divorce by hiring a neutral third party to help resolve disputed issues. That involves 5 people: you, your attorney, your spouse, your spouse’s attorney and the mediator. Why all the people? The mediator thinks you should pay spousal maintenance of $5,300 per month. Is that a good…

April 4, 2019 Cindy Best
What is Grey Divorce?

What is grey divorce? Basically people over the age of 50 are getting divorced in record numbers. They have greatly different issues than younger couples who get divorced. The major issues are generally health care, retirement, prenups, postnups, and how am I going to live financially. It is important to understand prenups and decide whether…

April 2, 2019 Cindy Best
Lawyers Should Not Be Used Car Sales People

The sad truth is that some attorneys can make divorces worse. You will know those attorneys when you meet them. Those used car sales attorneys do not want to educate you about the process and they do not want you to make your own decisions. They are rude to other counsel and they act like…

February 12, 2019 Cindy Best
Be Careful What You Text

There is news about a very famous person being potentially blackmailed with sexts that he sent his girlfriend. By sexts, I mean photos of his private parts. This happens in divorce cases more often than you want to know. So, do not do it. Do not do it. And, there is also the sad case…

 

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