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Cindy Best
Summertime and covid-19

There are as many ways to handle the virus as families try their best to go through this crisis. When you add in the stress of trying to get 2 families on the same page if they are sharing children, the stresses increase. It might be a good idea to try and decide upon a…

Stephen Vincent
Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there!

Almost a decade ago, Arizona significantly changed custody laws, putting fathers and mothers on equal footing in child custody cases. The law created a public policy that, wherever possible, parents should make parenting decisions together and have equal parenting time with the child. Studies show children do better under a 50-50 plan. Despite this change,…

Cindy Best
What is the hurry?

There is no hurry to get a divorce. I usually tell clients that there is an emotional divorce and a financial divorce in this process. Sometimes one lags far behind the other. For instance, one spouse files for the divorce and is so checked out emotionally that all they want to do is divide the…

Cindy Best
Can I have a do it yourself divorce?

Yes, absolutely. Should you? Maybe not. Why not? Simply put, you do not know what you do not know. Are you aware that there is divorce law? There are rules, statutes, and case law that help determine everyones’ rights in a divorce case. If you don’t know the basic law, you might give away assets…

Cindy Best
David Uffens of Best Law Firm given Rising Star Award

PHOENIX, ARIZ. – Best Law Firm partner David P. Uffens was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers® in the 2020 edition of Super Lawyers® magazine. A Rising Star designation is awarded to no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys. The award recognizes attorneys under the age of 40 who have earned the respect of…

Cindy Best
Can I Divorce During the Pandemic?

Yes, is the short answer. Courts are open even though they are currently limiting their in person trials and hearings. As attorneys, we are an essential business and remain open while practicing social distancing. We can do all of the consulting and meeting with you by video or phone consultations. We can then communicate with…

Cindy Best
Court Status and Hearings

The courts have closed for in person hearings (with 2 exceptions) from March 25-April 8. The 2 exceptions are Order of Protection filings and hearings and emergency order requests. The Governor of Arizona has declared law firms as an essential business. Best Law Firm can handle both of these situations. It is important to know…

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…

Cindy Best
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,…

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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