Cindy Best
Moving Out Of State

If you are thinking of getting divorced and wanting to move, you might want to slow down. This can get really tricky if you have children. There are different rules in each state for how long you must live there before you can file for divorce or legal separation. If you move outside the state…

Cindy Best
School is Out!

Very soon, school will be out in the valley. That sounds like a fun time unless you are worried about how to split time with your former spouse. Many families choose an option that gives each parent up to 2 weeks or even a month of uninterrupted family kid time without seeing the other parent….

Cindy Best
Brad and Angelina Settled Custody

I am sure that Brad and Angelina never read my blogs but they did listen. They have settled all their issues related to their children without a trial. That is so good for them and the kids. I doubt whether the agreement is public, hopefully it is private as it should be. They each had…

Cindy Best
Brad and Angelina and Jackie O.

You would think that money gave you some sense…especially in a divorce. It really does not matter if both work in an office orĀ are movie stars…some people just do not put their children first. There is no good reason that a stranger, a judge appointed to hear your case, should decide the fate and parenting…

Cindy Best
Unmarried Fathers and Mothers and Child Support

If the father of your baby signed a paternity acknowledgment in the hospital, he is considered the baby’s father. So, now what if he wants to take the baby to the lake and you do not think it is safe? Can he take the baby? The short answer is no, not unless he has gone…

Cindy Best
Brad Pitt and Child Support

It is a shame to continue to play this out in the press…Mr. Pitt said something like this today and “it just shows to go you”…Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are very famous and very rich and I do not know them. I have not read their pleadings. I am not a California attorney. But…

Cindy Best
What About School?

You and your former spouse cannot agree where your child is going to go to school. One of you wants to jump into court and get this resolved. No no no. This is no longer happening and will not work that way with the court. I once had a judge ask parents in a courtroom,…

Cindy Best
Summertime

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…

Cindy Best
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…

Cindy Best
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…

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