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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?

Cindy Best
Cindy Best
Can The Government Give Your Ex Boyfriend Parenting Time With Your Children?

The government, by that I mean the courts, can give your ex boyfriend parenting time with your kids after you break up. Let’s say you lived with your boyfriend for 5 years and then you broke up (for good reasons, I can imagine). Of course, while you were together, he had a nice relationship with … Continue reading Can The Government Give Your Ex Boyfriend Parenting Time With Your Children?

Cindy Best
Madonna and Rocco

Apparently, fifteen-year-old Rocco wants to live in London with his father instead of returning to NY to live with his mother, Madonna. A New York court has ordered him to return to NY. This is what would likely happen in Arizona. It does not mean that Rocco would never get to move to London, it … Continue reading Madonna and Rocco

Cindy Best
Who Can I Be Mad At?

You are going through a tough divorce. You are angry at your spouse. You are angry at the court, the judge, and the State of Arizona and all those rules. You are angry at your kids, perhaps. You might even hate the lawyer on the other side. You have enough anger to go a long … Continue reading Who Can I Be Mad At?

Cindy Best
Dogs are not Children

I read that Mandy Moore is asking for help from her ex to help care for her dogs and cats. I hope that they do not ask or need help from a judge to decide this matter. It does point out, however, how many things there are to fight about in a divorce. Really? Dogs … Continue reading Dogs are not Children

Cindy Best
Who Gets Take Care of My Lambie?

There have been times of the year where you did not get along with your former spouse. There have been times when you were angry and maybe your kids even knew how upset you were. There might have even been times when you were a bit passive aggressive and were late to pick up or … Continue reading Who Gets Take Care of My Lambie?

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