Cindy Best
Spring Has Sprung

Spring has sprung. Flowers are blooming and the sun is shining. The weather is gorgeous and now you are in the middle of a divorce. Perhaps you could try and adopt this sunshiny spring has sprung attitude and try and settle your issues with your soon to be ex…Perhaps you will allow this infusion of…

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Cindy Best
Start 2017 Off On The Right Foot

Did you know that almost every family law case is mediated in Maricopa County? You can go to a mediation with an attorney near the end of the divorce process after you spend thousands of dollars on attorneys…or you can go to mediation at the beginning and figure out where the real disputes are and…

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Cindy Best
Tis The Season

I was shopping the other day and Christmas decorations are already out in full splendor. Yes, it sure is early but not too early for the right attitude. If you are in a family law situation, thinking about divorce, thinking of going to court against your spouse…maybe not. Perhaps the season will rub off on…

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Cindy Best
Destination Divorce And How To Get There Through Mediation (Infographic)

There are different roads to take to get divorced but one of the easiest routes is mediation. Mediation will save you time, money and stress. If you can come to some agreements and negotiate, you control the settlement. It will help you resolve everything quickly and efficiently which will make it easier to move on…

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Cindy Best
What Isn’t Mediation?

Mediation is not court, it is not expensive, it doesn’t involve a judge, it doesn’t make you do stuff you don’t want to do, it doesn’t make decisions for you, it doesn’t force you to settle on terms you do not want, it doesn’t make you meet with your spouse, it doesn’t force money in or…

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Cindy Best
Meditation

Whoops, it is really called mediation. But people often have strange ideas of what that is. Some people think you cannot have attorneys if you mediate. Some people think you cannot mediate unless you have made all the decisions already. Some people think you have to be in the same room with your soon to…

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Cindy Best
What About Curling and Cricket?

Most Americans, it is safe to say don’t know much about curling or cricket. So, if you were invited to go curling or play cricket, I doubt whether you would show up in your soccer uniform or track clothes. You might show up in your professional suit but that might not be a good idea…

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Cindy Best
Coach, Cheerleader, Quarterback and the Mediator

The short answer, no. Many people get confused about this. An attorney gives you legal advice and helps you with recommendations based on their knowledge and experience. They also advocate and cheerlead for your positions. They help coach you. They quarterback all the plays and help with strategy. But they also try and get things…

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Cindy Best
An Attorney and Mediation: Salt and Pepper or Oil and Water?

Some people think that mediation is not for attorneys. Actually, we as family law attorneys highly recommend mediation as a way to resolve divorce and custody issues. It works one of two ways: 1. we as the attorney who gives you legal advice takes the case to a neutral third party/mediator who acts as a…

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Cindy Best
Are You Going to Be Just Another Number?

Have you ever been to the post office where you pick a number and wait your turn? Sure they’re busy, you understand. But really you just want some service. During the holidays, you might stand there for a really, really long time. And finally your number is called and it’s your turn! You are relieved…

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