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March 2014 Archives

Why do many feel so defeated after a divorce?

If you're like some of our readers then you've probably read an advice column at some point in your life in which a person has written in about their struggles during a divorce. In that short article you are offered a rare glimpse into another person's life. And whether you've gone through a divorce yourself or not, you tend to empathize with what that person is going through.

One man's story shows high cost of not paying child support

In most states across the nation, including here in Arizona, there are penalties for failing to pay child support. Here in Arizona, our courts try to give parents who are delinquent on their payments a chance to remedy this error through Accountability Courts. Unfortunately, failing to comply with orders handed down by these courts can result in arrest, much like it is in other states.

Study shows premarital cohabitation not a predictor of divorce

Most people across the nation, including many here in Arizona, believe that living together with your significant other prior to marriage makes you more likely to get a divorce. The reason for this belief is because of studies that have been conducted over the years that have validated it. But a new study released by the Council on Contemporary Families is suggesting something very different.

Parent coordination for child rules in divorced families

Arizona, as well as many other states, is finding that shared joint custody is becoming more and more popular in divorced families. Attorneys can help parents work out creative visitation schedules that give both equal time with their children. While this is good for most children, a problem can arise when parents have completely different parenting styles.

Awards & Accolades

DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC and founding attorney DeShon Laraye Pullen received many prestigious honors, including: Small Firm of the Year, Family Law Litigator of the Year, selection to Arizona Super Lawyers and a Superb, 10.0 Avvo rating.

Rated by Super Lawyers | Deshon Pullen AVVO Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Family AVVO Clients Choice 2012 | Family Super Lawyers Attorney At Law Magazine | Specialty Law Firm Deshon Pullen Sustain Member | Arizona's Finest Lawyers Top Lawyer 2013