Cindy Best
How To Be a Good Client

“Does it really matter if I am a good client?” I think it really helps you help yourself if you are a good client. Attorneys will do the work, care about your case, and want to have a positive outcome. But what changes if you are a good client? The attorney is more enthusiastic, more … Continue reading How To Be a Good Client

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. … Continue reading School is Out!

Cindy Best
Should I Hire You To Be My Mediator Or My Attorney?

Attorneys usually all go to mediation during a divorce by hiring a neutral third party to help resolve disputed issues. That involves 5 people: you, your attorney, your spouse, your spouse’s attorney and the mediator. Why all the people? The mediator thinks you should pay spousal maintenance of $5,300 per month. Is that a good … Continue reading Should I Hire You To Be My Mediator Or My Attorney?

Cindy Best
What is Grey Divorce?

What is grey divorce? Basically people over the age of 50 are getting divorced in record numbers. They have greatly different issues than younger couples who get divorced. The major issues are generally health care, retirement, prenups, postnups, and how am I going to live financially. It is important to understand prenups and decide whether … Continue reading What is Grey Divorce?

Cindy Best
Lawyers Should Not Be Used Car Sales People

The sad truth is that some attorneys can make divorces worse. You will know those attorneys when you meet them. Those used car sales attorneys do not want to educate you about the process and they do not want you to make your own decisions. They are rude to other counsel and they act like … Continue reading Lawyers Should Not Be Used Car Sales People

Cindy Best
Make It A Good Year

This is the time of year where people make New Year’s resolutions. If you are going through a divorce or a family law stressful situation, it might be time to consider your conduct. We strive to always take the high road and our clients are reminded of this as well. We have found that focusing … Continue reading Make It A Good Year

Cindy Best
Happy New Year

Happy New Year. This is the time to take stock of the old saying, “Gratitude is an attitude.” You might be going through some tremendous stress right now with your family law situation. You might want to stop and smell the roses and remember to give gratitude for what you do have, not what you … Continue reading Happy New Year

Cindy Best
Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

I had a call the other day from someone who inherited over a million dollars from their father but then bulked at paying $100 for a one hour attorney consult. I instantly thought of the British saying  “penny wise, pound foolish.” This means that someone makes a decision with small amounts of money (pennies) that end up … Continue reading Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

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 or 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 … Continue reading Brad and Angelina and Jackie O.

Cindy Best
How To Get A Divorce? What Is Your Road Map?

So, you are thinking about divorce. What is first? It is hard to consider such a life changing event but you should not travel alone through this process. You go to the Grand Canyon and you might use your navigation or Google Maps. You do not want to get lost. Sometimes you use these maps … Continue reading How To Get A Divorce? What Is Your Road Map?

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