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Cindy Best
Beware Of Phantom Equity

I received an email from Chris Carter Kent, a Real Estate Special Commissioner, and I thought it was important to share. Below is the email she wrote and you can visit here site here for more information.    “It’s SCARY to Use Equity as a Bank Account in Divorce! Will An Over-Valued Home Come Back … Continue reading Beware Of Phantom Equity

Cindy Best
Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat. What does that really mean?  Possibly it means to just be nice or something not so pleasant will happen to you? Maybe we should always behave that way: like someone is coming up to us and saying trick or treat. Just be nice all the time and you’ll have no worries. At … Continue reading Trick or Treat

Cindy Best
Hold Down the Fort

Should you hold down the fort? I thought I’d touch on what to do if you are going through a divorce and you cannot decide whether to move right away or stay and hold down the fort. If you’ve had conversations with people (not attorneys) you’ve heard it all: if you move, you lose your … Continue reading Hold Down the Fort

Cindy Best
Family Law Pro Bono Night at ASU

On Tuesday, Robbie, David and Stephen volunteered their time for Family Law Pro Bono Night at ASU. The Joel Shepard Family Law Assistance Program offered free legal information to individuals who could not afford it and Robbie, David and Stephen were there and met with multiple people to help them with their legal questions. We … Continue reading Family Law Pro Bono Night at ASU

Cindy Best
Arizona Supreme Court Unanimously Affirms the Equal Rights of Same-Sex Parents

By Mark Joseph Stern “On Tuesday, the Arizona Supreme Court issued a highly anticipated decision unanimously affirming the equal rights of same-sex parents in the state. The ruling will require Arizona to extend the same presumptions of parentage to same-sex and opposite-sex couples, ensuring that the state cannot use the pretext of biology to discriminate … Continue reading Arizona Supreme Court Unanimously Affirms the Equal Rights of Same-Sex Parents

Cindy Best
Would You Jump Into A Pool Filled With Jello?

I saw a movie once with this scene where a guy is in mid air jumping into a swimming pool and someone screams, “Stop, it’s electrified!” The jumper had already left the diving board. Yuck. Some people file for divorce and then ask, “Now what do I do?” They left the diving board without knowing if … Continue reading Would You Jump Into A Pool Filled With Jello?

Cindy Best
Would You Play Poker Without Knowing If a Flush Beats a Full House?

I doubt whether you would try and play any game, poker or otherwise, without knowing the rules. You would either have someone teach you, you would read a book or you would ask someone before you sat at the table and the cards were dealt. So, the same is true with divorce. You need to … Continue reading Would You Play Poker Without Knowing If a Flush Beats a Full House?

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Cindy Best has been selected to the 2017 Arizona American Jurist Institute’s Top 10 Attorneys

Cindy Best has been selected to the 2017 Arizona American Jurist Institute’s Top 10 Attorneys list for Family Law! Each year, no more than 10 lawyers in the state are selected by the selection council at the American Jurist Institute to receive this honor. The American Jurist Institute, is a third party consumer driven organization … Continue reading Cindy Best has been selected to the 2017 Arizona American Jurist Institute’s Top 10 Attorneys

Cindy Best
School Starts

Most families have their children starting school for this new school year. Shoes are shined, backpacks are ready, pencils are sharpened. Ok, now there few shoes that get shined or pencils that get sharpened. But school starting is an exciting time for your children. Make it special and peaceful. If you are going through a … Continue reading School Starts

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