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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…

Cindy Best
Football Pads, Helmets & Playbooks

Even if you never played football…you will get this. So, the question is:  would you expect players to play without football pads? Without helmets? Without a playbook? How about playing football without a time clock? Without knowing the rules, how many downs you get, how many points do you get for a touchdown? It would…

Cindy Best
Can You Know What You Don’t Know?

I guess that sounds like a dumb question. But think about it. You might argue that there is no way you can know what you don’t know. If you don’t know you don’t know it, how can you know it? Well, this exercise could go on for awhile but the point is, I think, you…

Cindy Best
Just A Great Big Pie

What does a pie have to do with a divorce? I like to say that we are just dividing the pie equally and the negotiation is trying to get the pieces of the pie that you want. Maybe you want exactly the entire left half or the right half. Or maybe you spotted more apples…

Cindy Best
Pat Summitt

Pat Summitt, who retired as the winningest coach in Division I college basketball in 2012, died Tuesday morning at the age of 64. In 2011 Pat announced that she had been diagnosed with early onset demntia. “Since 2011, my mother has battled her toughest opponent, early onset dementia, ‘Alzheimer’s Type,’ and she did so with bravely…

Cindy Best
It Takes Two to Tango

Yes, I get that. I have seen people dance; not me because I have two left feet but I understand it takes two to tango. But I really do not believe that it takes two to tango applies in a divorce. Quite frankly, it only takes one party to make a divorce a completely miserable,…

Cindy Best
Really Johnny and Amber?

Really Johnny and Amber? Admittedly, I am not a California attorney and I am certainly not Johnny Depp or Amber Heard’s attorney. I don’t even know them but I feel for them. I am sure at some time, they were both very nice people to each other, after all they did fall in love. And,…

Cindy Best

Whoops, it is really called mediation. But people often have strange ideas of what that is. Some people think you cannot have attorneys if you mediate. Some people think you cannot mediate unless you have made all the decisions already. Some people think you have to be in the same room with your soon to…

Cindy Best
How To Tell When It’s Time

Your attorney is not returning your phone calls. Your attorney acts like you are bothering him when you ask questions. Your attorney sometimes makes you feel like you are less than smart and less than capable.  At the first hearing, your attorney is not prepared and does not seem to know how to talk to…

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