Cindy Best
I Hate The World

If you are in the middle of a divorce, you may feel like you hate the world. You are angry all the time, you are grumpy, you are short with people. But you might consider taking a step back and wondering how you got to where you are and analyze the situation. Who are you really…

Cindy Best
Football Teams Have a Game Plan Every Week

All football teams have game plans, every single week for each opposing team. They know their opponents strengths and weaknesses and how to best play against them to score touchdowns and field goals. They have special plays for the end of the game and the end of the second quarter. They have special plays for on…

Cindy Best
The Whole Truth, Nothing but the Truth or Should I Really Tell My Attorney The Truth?

Sometimes you meet a client and begin to wonder how the situation they find themselves in could have possibly happened. Then you investigate and get the paperwork and discover that you were only told part of the story. And as the old radio show with Paul Harvey used to say: “and now you know the…

Cindy Best
Before Your Boat Leaves the Dock

I was explaining to someone the other day about figuring out what she wanted out of a divorce before she filed. For instance, it is hard to know what you want your life to look like after divorce. But I am pretty sure that it is a lot easier to figure it out before you…

Cindy Best
Why Do I Need to Know About Pre Nups?

I am 32 years old and in love with my girlfriend. Should I care about her school debt? My fiancé hides his bank account. Should I get married without knowing his debt? I am getting married and know that I will inherit money from my grandmother. Should I do something about this? The word prenuptial…

Cindy Best
What Do I Need To Know About PreNups? (Part 2)

You will not be responsible for paying her debt that was incurred prior to marriage. You could be responsible for her school debt incurred after marriage in certain circumstances. If you are planning on getting married, you should know about each others’ finances so you can know how the money situation is going to go….

Cindy Best
Should I Listen to My Attorney?

Should I listen to my attorney or not? That depends on whether you trust that your lawyer had the experience needed to give you good advice. It also depends on whether you think your lawyer is on your team and is giving you advice based on your best interests. So, how do lawyers make decisions…

Cindy Best
Road Maps and Lawyers

There are lots of ways in this day and age to figure out where you are going when you need directions. You can get a paper map, use GPS, call someone or just ask someone on the street. If you get lost with a paper map, you are generally up a creek. Sometimes you need…

Cindy Best
How Does Divorce Work?

We had a client recently who wanted to get divorced but they did not want to settle their financial issues. That seems like a very strange request because the entire process of divorce is dividing up all the financial stuff that became combined in the marriage. Untangling these financial issues is the whole point of…

Cindy Best
Does Your Attorney Care?

Do you care if your attorney cares? It may not be important to you but if it is, you have some things to think about. You will know if your lawyer cares when you ask the hard questions and they give you the hard answers. For instance, how much will a divorce cost? A salesperson…

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