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Are you sharing your children with their other parent this summer? Would you like to make things go smoothly? Just be polite and kind. Do unto others as you would like them to treat you. What does that mean? When you decide to take the kids to the beach, let their other parent know where … Continue reading Summertime

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

I do not know this family but I recognize some of the issues that they may be having. I only recognize some of the issues from what I read in the paper about the judge’s remarks. I want to say, however, that I agree with what Ms. Jolie opined that none of this is anyone’s … Continue reading Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

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School’s Out

Yeah, the kids are out of school and the summer is here. The kids are really excited and the parents are not quite as excited. If you share your children with their other parent, you might be even less excited. How do you share the kids over the summer? Most likely, you already have a … Continue reading School’s Out

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Mother’s Day

Congratulations to all the Mothers our there. It is a rewarding and honorable job, probably one of the most important ever in your lifetime. If you are going through a divorce, it is even tougher. But as long as you keep your kids in mind, you will be successful. I recall a conversation some many … Continue reading Mother’s Day

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Mothers Leaving Abuse

If you are a mother, it is because you have kids. I have an observation to make about mother’s who go through divorce and the thoughts about children. Sometimes mothers get divorced for reasons that are unrelated to the husband/father’s behavior or love toward his children. In those families, it makes sense to share responsibilities … Continue reading Mothers Leaving Abuse

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Domestic Violence Walk Back

A client comes to see us who tells a sad story of being screamed at, stalked, ducked while things were thrown at her, watched her kids being berated, and watched the dog getting kicked. The mother/wife is a victim of long years of domestic violence that has severely changed her as a person and a … Continue reading Domestic Violence Walk Back

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How Do Children Speak To The Court?

One of the best interests factors to determine where the children will live is the opinion of the child. The age of the child will determine how much weight the court will give the child’s opinion. But the court does not actually speak with a child. Their voices are heard by the parents’ testimony, a … Continue reading How Do Children Speak To The Court?

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What Is A Fit Parent?

The courts in Arizona determine whether a parent is fit enough to be provided 50/50 parenting time. A fit parent does not have any domestic violence, child abuse, illegal drug use, alcohol abuse, mental health, or criminal issues. Some of these issues are hard to prove and parents often think that they need “evidence”. What … Continue reading What Is A Fit Parent?

Cindy Best
Spring Cleaning is like Divorce

Now that warmer weather is here and everyone seems to be outside, it’s time to clean out that garage that’s been on your to do list. You might be planning on going to spring training, having picnics, and going to the railroad park. It’s also time for reflection and feeling good, after all spring brings … Continue reading Spring Cleaning is like Divorce

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