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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…

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….

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…

Cindy Best
Brangelina And Peace

If you read any news lately, you have already heard that Angelina and Brad are getting a divorce. But the one great take away for all of us is this: children first. Angelina and Brad are like thousands of other parents in the US who are getting divorced this year who have young children. These…

Cindy Best
What Isn’t Mediation?

Mediation is not court, it is not expensive, it doesn’t involve a judge, it doesn’t make you do stuff you don’t want to do, it doesn’t make decisions for you, it doesn’t force you to settle on terms you do not want, it doesn’t make you meet with your spouse, it doesn’t force money in or…

Cindy Best
Can I Try My Own Case?

Yes, you can. You need to understand that you are held to the standard of an attorney and you need to know the rules of the court and how to present exhibits. I have met with clients who have been very disheartened about not being able to tell their story to the judge and get…

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Cindy Featured in North Valley Magazine

Cindy is featured in the August/September issue of the North Valley Magazine as a Top Valley Lawyer in Family Law. View the magazine HERE (page 44).  

Cindy Best
Pitfalls Problems Poor Decisions

I get it that some people don’t like attorneys and would rather get divorced without one. I also get that attorneys are expensive. But I must say that from my experience, people cost themselves a great deal more money than attorneys cost when they go forward without any counsel. So what if you don’t want…

Cindy Best
You Should Have Had An Attorney

These are the worst words that I hate to tell a client. I really dislike having to say that to someone who went to their own trial and are now devastated. They cry because none of their exhibits got into evidence and that the Judge would not listen to them. They are upset because the…

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