March 2018 Archive

The Dawn Of Free-Range Parenting

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Family Law on March 30, 2018

Helicopter parenting is a well-known term for a certain style of raising children. It gained prominence in the early 2000s with baby boomers and their rearing of millennial offspring. Their style of “hovering” ranged from calling kids to wake them up every morning to taking the side of their students when the dreaded call home from teachers occurred.

That approach to parenting became so commonplace that a lack of hyper-protection became cause for alarm, if not a call to law enforcement.

Helicopter parenting has met its antithesis. Free-range parenting.

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Divorce-Related Adversities Facing Arizona Children

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on March 20, 2018

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can take many forms. Traumatic events for children from birth to age 17 can range from economic hardships to the deaths of their parents.

For far too many children, the ACE that created toxic levels of stress resulted from the divorce of their mothers and fathers.

Higher ACE scores are linked to children suffering from alcohol and drug abuse, obesity and overall poor physical health, depression and suicide. Some equate the effects of divorce or other horrific incidents to children suffering physical injuries or chronic illnesses.

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Announcing Our Employee Of The Month For February 2018

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Already a multi-time winner of various awards, Jessica Hurley is once again receiving much-deserved recognition. She is our February 2018 Employee of the Month.

Few members of the DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC family possess the vast knowledge of the firm and its staff that Jessica enjoys. Specifically, she recognizes the need for legal teams to focus on legal work. With that in mind, she voluntarily takes on additional work and responsibilities, including projects that directly interfere with peer employees’ vital tasks.

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A Special Offer During National Reading Month

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Firm News on March 8, 2018

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

While March famously launches and leaves like two famous animals, the creatures created by Dr. Seuss serve an important role in an annual commemoration. The third month of the year represents the start of National Reading Month. The fact that it also falls on Theodor Seuss Geisel’s birthday is anything but a coincidence.

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Celebrate National Guide Dog Month with the DLP PLC family

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Firm News on March 4, 2018

DeShon Laraye Pullen’s commitment to the community shows in her firm’s funding of various charities. One cause in particular is close to the hearts of DeShon and the entire family at DLP PLC.

Follow Your Heart Animal Rescue where no breed is denied. The Mesa-based organization is “committed to preventing the unnecessary euthanization and abuse of abandoned and/or abused animals.”

Because May is National Guide Dog Month, DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC is running a charity promotion to benefit a more than worthy cause.

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The Possible Future For Divorce Filing Fees

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on March 1, 2018

The cost of dissolving a marriage in Arizona is about to go up to save the dissolution of a troubled state pension plan.

Last week, the House Banking and Insurance Committee voted to raise all court fees in a 7-1 vote. Fees to file for divorce will jump anywhere from $2 to $18, depending on the specific services soon-to-be ex-spouses required.

The “financial peril” of the state’s public-safety pension for politicians and judges is well documented with many calling it the worst performing n the United States. Higher court fees for marital dissolutions would help fund the woefully underfunded system that provides generous retirement packages in spite of being plagued with bad investments.

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