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Cindy Best
Be Wary of The Lawyer Who Says Never Talk to Anyone But Me

Believe it or not; sometimes the hardest divorces are difficult to resolve because of the other attorney. You know the type. Right away they instill fear and anxiety in their client. Fear and anxiety tend to blow things up and out of proportion. If you are in fear; you will not be able to make … Continue reading Be Wary of The Lawyer Who Says Never Talk to Anyone But Me

Cindy Best
An Attorney and Mediation: Salt and Pepper or Oil and Water?

Some people think that mediation is not for attorneys. Actually, we as family law attorneys highly recommend mediation as a way to resolve divorce and custody issues. It works one of two ways: 1. we as the attorney who gives you legal advice takes the case to a neutral third party/mediator who acts as a … Continue reading An Attorney and Mediation: Salt and Pepper or Oil and Water?

Cindy Best
What’s a Post Nup?

Have you ever heard of a prenup agreement? Couples sometimes write these agreements to spell out property agreements before marriage and decide what property is sole and separate and whether they want to opt out of the community property laws in Arizona. Sometimes a pre nup also outlines any issues about spousal maintenance. The idea … Continue reading What’s a Post Nup?

Cindy Best
Cindy Best
Your Parents Can Sue You to See Your Kids

Wow….doesn’t that seem surprising? Let’s play this out. Your parents do not like you because of your lifestyle. In fact, they refuse to see you and they have disowned you. It’s because you are gay. They wrote you out of their will. So, now they still want to see your 5 year old daughter. By … Continue reading Your Parents Can Sue You to See Your Kids

Cindy Best
I Got Sued by My Ex Girlfriend Who Wants My Kids

If you are in a gay relationship and want to have children, think about the legal issues involved. If you are the birth parent and there is no genetic or legal relationship with your partner, you have all the rights and decision making regarding your children. You make all medical and education decisions and are … Continue reading I Got Sued by My Ex Girlfriend Who Wants My Kids

Cindy Best
My Parents Are a Nightmare. Can a Court Really Order My Child to Spend Time With Them?

After his divorce, Mark’s parents were very supportive of him and his relationship with his son, Benny. They were all very close. That is, until the day Mark summoned his courage and told his parents he was gay. That was the last time he ever talked to his parents. A year later, Mark is served … Continue reading My Parents Are a Nightmare. Can a Court Really Order My Child to Spend Time With Them?

Cindy Best
Does Mom Automatically Get the Kids in a Divorce?

John and Debra married when they were young, had two kids, and then drifted apart. Debra asks John for a divorce. John is devastated. The end of his marriage hurts, but what hurts more is the thought of not seeing his kids every day. Debra wants John to agree that she has the kids most … Continue reading Does Mom Automatically Get the Kids in a Divorce?

Cindy Best
Is a Parenting Contract with my Former Girlfriend Valid?

Here is the scenario. Two women are in a relationship and decide they want to have children. Mary decides that she will be artificially inseminated with donor egg and sperm, belonging to neither Mary or Julie. Mary and her partner, Julie, are all excited about this and decide to make up a parenting agreement to … Continue reading Is a Parenting Contract with my Former Girlfriend Valid?

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