Divorce

December 15, 2021 Cindy Best
Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Leave or stay, that is the question. If you or your spouse are going through a divorce, this can be a difficult and complex answer. If there is any history of domestic violence, then it is much better to live apart than to allow your spouse to continue to abuse you. If you are the…

December 15, 2021 Cindy Best
Is Your Attorney Lying To You ?

Would you really know if your attorney was lying to you? Here are some simple hints and questions you might want to ask him/her. Q: Will I win? A: There is no good answer to that from an experienced attorney. No one really “wins”, at least not in litigation or family law. There is almost…

December 8, 2021 Cindy Best
Divorce Grief

You might be unpacking your Christmas decorations from last year, watching a happy family on a TV commercial, or talking to a friend who is planning a dinner and this wave of grief washes over you unexpectedly. No one has died, you think to yourself so why am I so sad? What if you were recently divorced…

November 24, 2021 Cindy Best
Kidsgiving and Turkey Day

I am sure that everyone has memories of their childhood holidays. The real question is whether they are happy and joyful or stressful and depressing. If you are a parent, you have some responsibility on how your children will remember their holidays. If you are going through a divorce, it is sometimes hard to focus on…

November 18, 2021 Cindy Best
Gaslighting and Relationships

If you go to a party and say something funny and everyone laughs and then your partner says something like: “ha ha, she never knows what she is talking about.” And, then everyone laughs again. When you talk to your partner about it later and how it hurt your feelings, he tells you that everyone…

August 30, 2021 Cindy Best
Can the judge take my child if I am unvaccinated?

The short answer in Maricopa County, Arizona is that I do not know.  What I do know is that a judge just did exactly that in Chicago. I have not read the court’s order but I did read the Washington Post article as cited here. I have not heard of a judge doing anything like…

August 24, 2021 Cindy Best
Can I build my own house and drill my own teeth?

People sometimes ask whether they need an attorney to go through their divorce. My answer is the same as the above. Yes, you could possibly do all of the above but what do you want for your outcome? First, to build your own house would take a great deal of education. And to drill your…

July 28, 2021 Cindy Best
The Gray Divorce: A Growing Trend

This year, Bill and Melinda Gates announced their divorce. The previous year, Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie Scott announced their divorce. It was these two events that highlighted a growing trend in America: “Gray Divorces”. According to a study released by the National Center for Family and Marriage Research, the divorce rate for Americans 50 and…

July 9, 2021 Cindy Best
Legal Separations: A Breakdown

Separation or divorce? For those pursuing a divorce, this is a question that needs to be answered. However, few outside the Arizona legal field can tell you what the precise differences are between a divorce and a legal separation. So, what exactly is a legal separation, and is a legal separation right for you? Legal…

 

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