December 2016 Archive

Happy New Year From DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Firm News on December 30, 2016

As we enter the final days of 2016, we at DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC are reflecting on the year that just passed, and looking forward to the future.

First and foremost, we are proud of the work we did for our clients this year. It was our honor to guide clients through a difficult time in their lives, and fight for the best interests of our clients and their children. We worked hard every day to serve people going through divorce, child custody disputes or other family law matters.

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Help an Arizona family with DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Firm News on December 23, 2016

We are in the thick of the holiday season, a time for parties, family gatherings and religious observations. It’s also a time to give back to people who are going through a tough time and could use a helping hand.

For the month of December, DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC has partnered with Commerce Bank in Scottsdale to “adopt” a local family through the Save The Family organization. Save The Family supports families (often single parents with children) who have been the victims of domestic violence and are currently living in shelters. The group provides counseling and employment help, and presents for children during the holidays.

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Seeking custody more common paternity issue nowadays

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Child Custody on December 7, 2016

In past generations, it was nearly always presumed that custody of children would be awarded to their mother in a divorce. In fact, many family scenarios involved fathers who spent most of their time “at the office” and rarely interacted with their families at home. Nowadays, however, paternity issues are quite different, and many fathers in Arizona and elsewhere wish to maintain active roles in their children’s lives; in fact, some pursue full or shared custody in court.

The court makes final decisions regarding custody, visitation and support. However, most judges take parents’ comments into consideration along with several other regulating factors. For instance, ages of children, how much time each parent spent with children prior to divorce, employment status and specific needs of children are other issues that may affect the court’s ultimate ruling.

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Wedding News At DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Firm News on December 2, 2016

We are excited to announce that Sara A. Swiren, one of our attorneys here at DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC, has recently gotten married!

As a family law firm, we deeply understand the role family plays in most people’s lives. That is why we are so happy for Sara and her new husband Nate as they begin this rewarding new phase in their relationship.

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