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June 25, 2021 Cindy Best
What is the mediation process?

One way that a lawsuit can be resolved is through mediation. Family law mediation is a method of resolving issues and disputes during the difficult time of divorce by talking with a mediator to resolve your disagreements. Family law mediation can also be used to help persons with other legal family issues, such as separation,…

January 5, 2021 Cindy Best
Happy or Happier 2021

This is the start of a new year and you might feel energized with hope that 2021 will be better than 2020. No one knows yet how the year will unfold but one thing is for certain. There will be more change and more challenges ahead and nothing will stay the same. As you navigate…

November 24, 2020 Cindy Best
Children, Change, and Conflict

Now that summer is over and some version of school is back, your children are going through the obvious changes of going back to school and the changing seasons. They have been going through the changes due to covid since last spring. So, if you are also going through a family change at this same time,…

November 17, 2020 Cindy Best
My husband wants to sell the house, I want to keep it.

It is not unusual to meet with a couple during a divorce mediation where it seems like there are insurmountable issues that cannot be resolved. For instance, husband and wife want different outcomes for the house. But since there is only one house, now what? As an experienced mediator, I would ask the parties why they…

November 10, 2020 Cindy Best
Are Divorce and Conflict Twins?

In other words, does a divorce have to include conflict? I really do not think so. Stop and think about the potentials for conflict if you are going through a divorce. Are you being greedy? Are you being reasonable? Do you know the well settled law in Arizona or are you fighting against all odds?…

November 6, 2020 Cindy Best
What Legalizing Marijuana in Arizona Means for Child Custody

On November 3, Arizona voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 207, legalizing the recreational use of marijuana within the state. Naturally, many parents wonder how marijuana use, either by themselves or by the other parent, will affect their child custody case. The new law does not explicitly reference child custody, but it will likely have implications. Since…

October 6, 2020 Cindy Best
Esteemed Family Law Firm Moves to Scottsdale, Arizona

Brief: A top law firm is expanding and moving to Scottsdale Arizona. It is hoped the move will help ensure even more clients can get the top support they need in divorce and custody hearings. Best Law Firm is delighted to announce a significant business expansion and a move to a new location. The business…

July 14, 2020 Cindy Best
How To Pack for a Trip?

You might be thinking about divorce but have no idea where to start. One thing I have learned over the years is to make a list, even for things that seem repetitive, like packing for a trip. You know you need a toothbrush and an extra pair of shoes. But you need to know where you are…

July 14, 2020 Cindy Best
I Don’t Know Anything About Fences

Let’s suppose that I am thinking about building a fence around my yard. I know I do not want a block wall, it is not that kind of neighborhood. But I have never put up a fence and I have no idea what to do. So, how does one start such a project? I called…


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