Posted by Cindy Best on July 30, 2020

Do You Want To Buy Your Attorney a New Car?

If you would like to buy your attorney a new car, fight about every single issue, stop talking to your spouse, hire an attorney who loves to fight, make sure your lawyer does not return your phone calls or respond to the other attorney with settlement offers, argue with your spouse with your lawyers as…

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Posted by Cindy Best on July 29, 2020

The Lone Ranger

Sometimes you might feel like the Lone Ranger as you go through your divorce and you wonder how you can do it alone. After all, it took the two of you to get married and as you can imagine, it takes two of you (usually) to participate to get divorced. What if you want to…

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Posted by Cindy Best on July 14, 2020

Mediation is Just A Way to Find Agreements

There is nothing difficult about you and your spouse deciding to go to mediation to solve your issues in a divorce. An experienced mediator will help you come to agreements about all the decisions that have to be made in a divorce. Some decisions you might obviously know you need to make but some decisions…

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Posted by Cindy Best on July 14, 2020

Tag Up

I used to coach Little League Baseball. I remember this one little guy who just never seemed to follow instructions every time we practiced and I told him to “tag up.” As soon as the batter hit the fly ball, the little guy would take off from first base. When he was tagged out and…

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Posted by Cindy Best on June 23, 2020

Give It A Whirl

The other day I was chatting with an old friend about photography and he said “hey, let’s give it a whirl.” I laughed out loud and he had no idea what was so funny. Little did he know that that was one of my mom’s most memorable sayings. I never thought too much about it…

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Posted by Cindy Best on June 23, 2020

Does It Take Two To Tango?

The last time I recall being on the dance floor some people were dancing in groups, some were dancing in couples, and one or two people were seemingly off in their own universe dancing alone. But some dances certainly take two people doing the same steps at the same time, such as the tango. So,…

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Posted by Cindy Best on June 2, 2020

Just a Cup of Coffee

Just so you know, the divorce process is set up by the state with statutes, procedures, rules, case law, courts, and judges. They are all involved when you file for a divorce and start the litigation process. The work flow from this list is long and costly. Every single argument is decided by a “referee”/judge…

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Posted by Cindy Best on May 19, 2020

We Just Want an Express Divorce

Let’s be honest. Divorce takes a long time┬ábecause if you go the traditional┬álitigation route there are steps and procedures you must follow to the letter of the law. It is really structured to be adversarial. In fact, one spouse actually has to “sue” the other spouse to begin the divorce process. That sets up fighting,…

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Posted by Cindy Best on May 15, 2020

Is There A Shortcut To Flagstaff?

If I were going to plan a trip to Flagstaff, I would want to get there by the shortest, safest route possible. What if you could drive to Flagstaff through Tucson and then back to Goodyear and then up to Kingman and then hit I-40 and go east to Flagstaff. You will eventually get there…eventually….

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Posted by Cindy Best on May 12, 2020

How Does My Divorce Get Resolved If We Cannot Agree on Anything, including going to mediation?

This is a great question. Sometimes I hear clients or their spouses say cute things they heard on TV like: “see you in court.” What does that really mean? Well, it means that your attorney is going to be paid quite a bit of money to get ready for a trial (up to $20,000 or…

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