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Stephen Vincent
Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there!

Almost a decade ago, Arizona significantly changed custody laws, putting fathers and mothers on equal footing in child custody cases. The law created a public policy that, wherever possible, parents should make parenting decisions together and have equal parenting time with the child. Studies show children do better under a 50-50 plan. Despite this change,…

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Cindy Best
What is the hurry?

There is no hurry to get a divorce. I usually tell clients that there is an emotional divorce and a financial divorce in this process. Sometimes one lags far behind the other. For instance, one spouse files for the divorce and is so checked out emotionally that all they want to do is divide the…

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Cindy Best
Can I have a do it yourself divorce?

Yes, absolutely. Should you? Maybe not. Why not? Simply put, you do not know what you do not know. Are you aware that there is divorce law? There are rules, statutes, and case law that help determine everyones’ rights in a divorce case. If you don’t know the basic law, you might give away assets…

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Cindy Best
David Uffens of Best Law Firm given Rising Star Award

PHOENIX, ARIZ. – Best Law Firm partner David P. Uffens was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers® in the 2020 edition of Super Lawyers® magazine. A Rising Star designation is awarded to no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys. The award recognizes attorneys under the age of 40 who have earned the respect of…

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Cindy Best
Should I continue to pay child support for a child I am not seeing?

Question: My name is on the birth certificate, and I have been paying the Mother $300 in child support each month. We’ve never been to Court, and now she’s not letting me see my child. Should I continue to pay child support for a child I am not seeing? Answer: Though child support is voluntary…

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Cindy Best
Can I Divorce During the Pandemic?

Yes, is the short answer. Courts are open even though they are currently limiting their in person trials and hearings. As attorneys, we are an essential business and remain open while practicing social distancing. We can do all of the consulting and meeting with you by video or phone consultations. We can then communicate with…

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Cindy Best
“An ER doctor loses custody of daughter because of coronavirus fears” – CNN

A Doctor who is treating patients who have COVID-19 has temporary lost custody of her daughter while she continues to help people during this pandemic. The article on CNN by David Williams talks about why it happened and how she is appealing the judge’s ruling. Read the full article below, or click here to view…

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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…

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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…

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