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Cindy Best
My Former Spouse Wants to Go on a Cruise to Mexico. I Will Not Let the Kids Get Passports. Can He Get My Children Passports Without My Approval?

This can get sticky, because there are hundreds of international abductions every year. If you truly believe it is for a cruise, you might consider it. You can ask for the written itinerary and documentation showing that they are really going on a cruise. Sometimes the abduction of children comes as no surprise to the … Continue reading My Former Spouse Wants to Go on a Cruise to Mexico. I Will Not Let the Kids Get Passports. Can He Get My Children Passports Without My Approval?

Cindy Best
My Wife Has the Kids Every Other Weekend, But She Works and Leaves Them With Her Mother. What Can I Do?

It sounds like you might need to consider revisiting and amending your parenting agreement to better fit everyone’s schedule. At one time, you could have an agreement called a “first right of refusal.” This was a common provision, which reads that if one parent who has the kids is gone for more than four hours, … Continue reading My Wife Has the Kids Every Other Weekend, But She Works and Leaves Them With Her Mother. What Can I Do?

Cindy Best
Can I Stop My Spouse From Dating When She Has the Kids?

No, as long as they are safe, there is not much you can do. You have the right to know who the children are spending time with and whether they are spending the night somewhere other than their home with the other parent. Be reasonable in these requests, but keep your children safe. You might … Continue reading Can I Stop My Spouse From Dating When She Has the Kids?

Cindy Best
What Would Happen to Mr. Zuckerberg in Arizona Without A Pre-nup?

What if he had no pre-nup? Does his wife now own part of Facebook? For starters, Arizona is a community property state and that means that all property acquired during marriage is presumed to be “community” property which means it is owned equally. But there is also the concept of sole and separate property which … Continue reading What Would Happen to Mr. Zuckerberg in Arizona Without A Pre-nup?

Cindy Best
When Mothers are Unmarried to Fathers

When the mother is unmarried to the father, the mother has sole legal custody and sole physical custody, unless the parties make another arrangement or a court orders otherwise. A parent needs to file and ask for paternity, child custody, and child support. That does not mean that an unmarried father cannot see his child … Continue reading When Mothers are Unmarried to Fathers

Cindy Best
Parenting Time Schedules

Parenting time is the scheduled time a non-custodial parent can spend with a child. There are a variety of parenting time schedules that can be set up by a family, and the schedules can be as different as the families who use them. Some of the important factors to consider when choosing a plan are … Continue reading Parenting Time Schedules

Cindy Best
Assistance with Parenting Plans and Agreements

There are certain items every parenting plan needs: 1) Each parent’s rights and responsibilities for the personal care of the child and for decisions in areas such as education and health care; 2) A schedule of the physical residence of the child; 3) A procedure by which proposed changes, disputes, and alleged breaches may be … Continue reading Assistance with Parenting Plans and Agreements

Cindy Best
Physical Custody and Parenting Time

In Arizona, there is legal and physical custody of children. Legal custody is the right to make the decisions about school, education, an religion. Physical custody is where the child lives and who the child visits. For instance, you might have joint legal custody and joint physical custody where the child lives about equal time … Continue reading Physical Custody and Parenting Time

Cindy Best
Demi Moore and Divorce Health

If you are going through a divorce, it is important to take good care of yourself. If you allow yourself to get sick and depressed, you are not going to be able to think clearly and make good decisions for yourself. So, think about the basics that you already know…get plenty of sleep, exercise, eat … Continue reading Demi Moore and Divorce Health

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