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Cindy Best
Domestic Violence Awareness Month: The Impact Of Domestic Violence On Decision-Making Determinations

Although courts should consider evidence of domestic violence at every point in decision-making and visitation negotiations, there is no guarantee that judges will do so. Women often report that violence plays a significant role in divorce proceedings, specifically regarding the issues of decision-making, visitation and child support. Partner violence is a factor in anywhere from … Continue reading Domestic Violence Awareness Month: The Impact Of Domestic Violence On Decision-Making Determinations

Cindy Best
Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Leaving on a Jet Plane

If you are in an abusive relationship, you are not alone, you are not at fault, and there is help for you. When you make the decision to leave, it is wise to plan; unless you leave in the midst of an altercation or incident to save yourself from being hurt. There are obvious times … Continue reading Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Leaving on a Jet Plane

Cindy Best
Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Impact of Domestic Violence on Children

Often times families are under the misconception that a perpetrator of domestic violence is not dangerous to children. They are. Domestic violence in a home with children will impact their lives forever. These facts demonstrate the need for parents, families, communities and the courts to know about and understand domestic violence. Children whose mothers are … Continue reading Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Impact of Domestic Violence on Children

Cindy Best
Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Grab a Life Jacket

If you think you are the victim of domestic violence, you are. Are you sad, lonely and wonder why the man you fell in love with is making your life so miserable? Why can’t you ever please him? Why do you keep trying to please him and he makes you feel so stupid? Why does … Continue reading Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Grab a Life Jacket

Cindy Best
Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Is It Me?

You don’t have a black eye. He has never punched you. And, he really just yells at you and tells you how stupid you are. He throws temper tantrums when no one is around. He rolls his eyes at things you say. He pretends he is joking when he says mean things about you in … Continue reading Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Is It Me?

Cindy Best
What To & Not To Wear To Court (Infographic)

If you ever find yourself having to appear in a courtroom there are some important things to do. One of the easiest things to control is the way you look. You know the saying, “Never judge a book by its cover” but the way you dress may create an initial impression and how you will then … Continue reading What To & Not To Wear To Court (Infographic)

Cindy Best
October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

1,300,000 women in the U.S. are victims of domestic violence by intimate partners every year. Battered women are not the only victims of abuse,it is estimated that anywhere between 3.3 million and 10 million children witness domestic violence annually. We will be focusing our blog on Domestic Violence in hope that people will learn about and … Continue reading October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Cindy Best
The Ivory Game

The Ivory Game is a documentary that premiered at Telluride Film Festival earlier this month. We were lucky enough to be at the premiere and see this wonderful film that exposes the trafficking of ivory and how close we are to the extinction of elephants. It will be available to watch on Netflix on November 4th. … Continue reading The Ivory Game

Cindy Best
Destination Divorce And How To Get There Through Mediation (Infographic)

There are different roads to take to get divorced but one of the easiest routes is mediation. Mediation will save you time, money and stress. If you can come to some agreements and negotiate, you control the settlement. It will help you resolve everything quickly and efficiently which will make it easier to move on … Continue reading Destination Divorce And How To Get There Through Mediation (Infographic)

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