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Cindy Best
“A Deeper Look Into Gaslighting” National Domestic Violence Hotline

If you are experience domestic violence or know someone who is or might be experiencing it, below is a helpful article from the National Domestic Violence Hotline about gaslighting and what it is. Read the full article below or click here to read it on thehotline.org. “Remember— you are not alone!” A Deeper Look Into…

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Cindy Best
“How Coronavirus Is Affecting Victims of Domestic Violence” – Time

Below is an article from Time about how Coronavirus is affecting women that are victims of domestic violence. Read the full article below or click here to read it on Time.com As Cities Around the World Go on Lockdown, Victims of Domestic Violence Look For A Way Out BY MÉLISSA GODIN | MARCH 18, 2020…

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Cindy Best
“Get those money issues settled before the marriage” -CNBC

Below is a great article from CNBC about your finances and getting married. The full article is below or you can read it here. When life changes, so do your finances. Any new relationship, or new stage in one, means you’ll need to tweak the way you pay expenses and plan for the future. It…

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Cindy Best
Burning Bridges is Usually a Bad Idea

As you go through life and get older and perhaps wiser, you realize that it is hardly ever a good idea to burn bridges. You just might need to go back across the river someday and you will have a real problem if you burned the bridge. You should consider this conduct when you go…

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Can I Drill My Own Teeth or Perform My Own Surgery?

The question seems silly when you put it like that. But sometimes that makes it clear to people who are trying to do their divorce DIY. You might need some help along the way. Yes, it is entirely possible to do your own divorce. There is paperwork to fill out and file. There are signature,…

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Pigs Get Fat, Hogs Get Slaughtered

Spousal maintenance is probably one of the hottest litigated issues in a divorce. There are lots of reasons for this: judges have no formula, no one knows what a judge will do, spouses have unrealistic expectations, spouses listen to too many people thinking they know the outcome, spouses have great fear and anxiety and are…

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Cindy Best
Is There a Good Way to Get Divorced?

I would say, yes. The reason that divorces have a bad name is that people do not know the law, they do not understand the process, and they have unfounded fear and anxiety. All of that results in people not knowing how to settle or resolve issues fairly. How do you conquer all that? I…

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Cindy Best
Valentine’s Day is for Kindness

If you are going through a divorce, Valentine’s Day can be especially painful. But really, who does enjoy this particular calendar day? Many people not going through a divorce might not be so keen on this day either. So, maybe change the way you think about February 14. Maybe it could a kindness day where you make…

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Cindy Best
Do I Need an Attorney for my Divorce?

In Maricopa County, you can get divorced without an attorney. You just fill out all the paperwork and file it with the court and follow their instructions. Sometimes it might be straightforward for your family to do this. But you still need to have all your documents done correctly because the paperwork you fill out…

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