January 2015 Archive

Differences Between Collaborative Divorce And Mediation: Part 2

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on January 30, 2015

In collaborative divorce, each spouse and his or her attorney are trying to pull together to reach amicable agreements. This can be especially helpful when one of the spouses is a businessperson or financial expert and the other has little experience or knowledge in those areas. As we discussed in difference #3, outside specialists can also help level the playing field.

In mediation, if there is a sizable imbalance of power it is not quite as easy to fix. The mediator will do his or her best to help the parties negotiate.

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Differences Between Collaborative Divorce And Mediation: Part 1

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on January 23, 2015

As a law firm that provides both mediation and collaborative divorce, we are frequently asked what the differences are. The two methods are similar in many aspects, as both aims to resolve divorce issues without litigation.

We have outlined some of the differences between mediation and collaborative divorce below. Of course, we are happy to help you better understand how each may apply to your unique situation when you partner with us.

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5 Mistakes People Make On Social Media During Divorce

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on January 17, 2015

Some people love sharing parts of their life on social media, but if you are in the divorce process you need to be extremely careful with what you put on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram and other platforms.

To help you wisely choose what should remain private or go public in the social media realm, we have listed five common social media mistakes people make during their divorce.

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Study: Pain Of Breakups Is Unavoidable, But It Can Be Shortened

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on January 9, 2015

At DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC, we are divorce attorneys – not therapists – but we understand that the pain of a divorce or separation is inseparable from the legal process. Beyond the legal work we are hired for, we care about the overall wellness of our clients and know that the right road is often not the easiest.

We summarized the findings of a Northwestern University study about the pain of breakups. We hope that it provides value to you in a difficult time.

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Government To Terminate Valuable Source Of Family Life Data

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Family Law on January 2, 2015

Ever wondered how our society knows what the marriage or divorce rates are? While surveys may provide insight into American family life, the majority of our reliable data comes from the Census Bureau.

Divorces and marriages are always filed at the local courthouse but this data is nothing more than a legal record until the Census Bureau collects and intelligently compiles it, affording us an opportunity to uncover trends and other important information. The Census Bureau is poised to soon end this task.

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