Divorce

Tax Reform And The Impact On Spousal Support

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on July 30, 2018

Has the Tax Cuts and Job Acts taken the incentive away for divorcees to pay alimony? Significant elements included in the legislation include a reduction in tax rates for both individuals and businesses. The bill also increased the standard deduction and family tax credits. However, what the government gives, it also takes away. Specifically eliminated Read More

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The financial implications of Gray Divorce

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

Life begins at 50. The fifties are the new forties. All are common sayings reaffirming that age is but a number. Life-changing decisions remain an option as fifty-somethings stand at the gateway of their “golden years.”

“Til death do you part,” is also a well-known, if not growingly antiquated phrase. Longtime statistics have revealed the vow to be more of an unfulfilled promise uttered during a marriage ceremony. A significant percentage wind up permanently parting from their spouse.

While the seventies and eighties saw a surge in marital dissolutions, the past two decades saw a drop in divorces. However, one category continues to grow. The rate of couples 50 and older ending their marriages have doubled since the nineties.

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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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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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The personal and financial cost of divorce

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on December 14, 2017

Ending a marriage is a monumental decision with significant fallout. In addition to the emotionally charged issues inherent in the martial dissolution process, money-related stress is top of mind for most couples when one household becomes two.

Simply stated, divorce carries a significant price, both personally and financially.

Little can spare soon to be exes the trauma of splitting assets following a breakup. However, proactive steps can provide a certain peace of mind in stabilizing a potentially shaky financial future.

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Is Brangelina 2 in the works?

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on August 18, 2017

When Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie announced their split in September of 2016, their fans were shocked and stunned. Stories began to emerge of their discord that led to a divorce filing. Devotees prepared themselves for the end, going through various stages of grief.Brangelina was dead.Not so fast.

While some are saying that they remain deep in divorce talks, others are claiming that the divorce is off after not moving it forward for several months.

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Ten days in the life of Anthony Scaramucci

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on August 5, 2017

In the span of ten days, Anthony Scaramucci got a new job, immediately found himself in trouble while doing his job, and subsequently losing his job. While he was compacting in a short time what most people take an entire career to “achieve,” a personal distraction for a man who became quickly known as a distraction himself became public.

In what was already a news-filled Friday for the White House “leakers” worst enemy, a different type of leak revealed that Scaramucci’s wife was ending their marriage.

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The most famous of famous divorces

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on July 28, 2017

One of the most famous of “celebrity divorces” actually changed the destiny of not only a famous couple, but also a royal lineage and an entire nation. The fairy tale wedding between Prince Charles and Princess Diana ended in anything but storybook fashion amidst allegations of infidelity by both husband and wife.

As the countdown to the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death in a car accident grows closer to August 31, the spotlight is returning to her and her now grown children. The commemoration will also revisit the circumstances surrounding the high-profile royal divorce finalized one year before the infamous car accident.

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Couples who consciously uncouple

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on July 21, 2017

In 2014, actress Gwyneth Paltrow and musician Chris Martin announced the end of their marriage. Amidst the celebrity divorce proclamations that occurred during that time, this separation stood out because of divorce synonym that has become common parlance today.Conscious uncoupling.

The origin of a term that seems too good to be true goes beyond Paltrow’s proclamation. Relationship expert Katherine Woodward Thomas created a five-week program titled “Conscious Uncoupling,” before the Paltrow-Martin split. Her seminar promises to help divorcing couples “release the trauma of a breakup, reclaim your power, and reinvent your life.”

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Hot Convict in hot water

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on July 12, 2017

He is a man known by many times. Some call him, “Hot Mugshot Guy.” A conviction and subsequent incarceration for felony gun charges earned him the name “Hot Felon.”

Jeremy Meeks, the 34-year old “hot convict,” his other nom de plume, whose chiseled features went viral and saw him trade a prison cell for a runway, now finds himself in hot water. His face has graced countless photographs. Yet, one recent image in particular got the attention of not only his adoring followers, but also his wife.

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Why do celebrity marriages fail?

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on July 6, 2017

Those who follow celebrity pairings usually do so with great passion. From the initial introduction to the lavish wedding with all the trappings, they live vicariously through the fairy-tale pairings of famous people.

Yet, as is the custom when the rich marry the famous, the past becomes prologue.

Just as fans are absorbing the news of yet another celebrity divorce announcement, another makes banner headlines. Ironically, the pace of dissolutions are making celebrities staying together more newsworthy.

The one-word question is simple. Why?

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What is causing Huma’s hesitation?

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on June 30, 2017

The political and personal plight of Huma Abedin is a story with many twists and turns. Most of the credit for the ongoing drama can be credited to her estranged husband Anthony Wiener’s well-known, if not serial online amorous antics.

The former congressman’s extracurricular activities seemed to quiet down after yet another sexting scandal ended his 2013 campaign for the New York mayor’s office. Three years later, Wiener returned to salacious banner headlines revealing an intimate texting session featuring a come-hither picture of him in bed while his son slumbered at his side.

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What is causing Huma’s hesitation?

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on June 23, 2017

The political and personal plight of Huma Abedin is a story with many twists and turns. Most of the credit for the ongoing drama can be credited to her estranged husband Anthony Wiener’s well-known, if not serial online amorous antics.

The former congressman’s extracurricular activities seemed to quiet down after yet another sexting scandal ended his 2013 campaign for the New York mayor’s office. Three years later, Wiener returned to salacious banner headlines revealing an intimate texting session featuring a come-hither picture of him in bed while his son slumbered at his side.

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Celebrity divorce: Timing is everything

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on June 14, 2017

Benjamin Franklin is famous for oft-quoted saying, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” The man was well known as a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.

Designated by many as, “The First American” made Franklin one of our first celebrities.

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Changes to military retirement systems and what you should know

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on June 8, 2017

Following a long-term study of the military retirement benefit, the Military Retirement Modernization Commission recommended significant changes to the retirement system. Those modifications could have a significant effect on spouses eligible for Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO).

The commission recommended changes to reduce government costs and require military members to contribute to their own retirement. The new system includes:

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Pre-divorce conversations: Necessary, yet difficult

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on June 2, 2017

Part of wedding planning should involve a couple sitting down and asking each other various questions. Discussing issues up front can help strengthen the groundwork of a pending marriage.

Divorce statistics being what they are, at least half of married couples will have to deal with the end of their marriages. During that time, the last thing they want to do is talk, with or without help from a marriage counselor.

However, getting issues out in the open before retaining legal counsel could help them move towards an amicable split or perhaps save the marriage. In the end, every effort should be made to make the relationship work before pursuing dissolution.

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Issues to consider during a same-sex divorce

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on April 21, 2017

It has been almost two years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage. And, as with all couples, legal marriage also comes with the right to divorce.

Although the same general divorce laws apply to same-sex couples, there are more complex issues to consider regarding legal decision-making, parenting time, and the division of property.

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Tax implications of a divorce

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on March 31, 2017

When you are going through a divorce, seemingly minor financial decisions regarding property division and support can result in tax implications – both now and in the future. It is important to consult your attorney regarding taking steps now to prevent tax penalties and future financial complications.

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Women take more positive financial steps post-divorce than men

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on February 22, 2017

After a divorce, it is important to plan your finances wisely. Your situation has most likely changed dramatically, so it it vital to account for you and your children’s needs both now and in the future.

Unfortunately, many people do not take steps to ensure a more positive financial future. And, according to a recent survey of certified public accountants (CPAs), women are more likely to up their financial planning efforts after a divorce compared to men.

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7 Tips To Help You Bounce Back After A Divorce

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on September 25, 2015

While there is no single solution for helping you through the healing process after divorce, there are many great ideas to assist the transition into this new phase of your life. We are sharing some of our favorites, below. If there is something you found particularly helpful in bouncing back from your divorce, consider sharing it!

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Same-Sex Divorce Will Bring Unique Issues To Arizona Courts

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on July 24, 2015

Last month’s U.S. Supreme Court decision solidified same-sex couples’ right to marry. Of course, the right to marry also brings the right to divorce. Research shows that the LGBT community has approximately the same divorce rate as the heterosexual population, so there will be a need for family law attorneys who understand the unique issues that sometimes arise in same-sex divorces.

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Issue To Remember In Divorce: Beneficiary Designations

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on April 6, 2015

Divorce can be overwhelming, making it easy to lose sight of important issues. One issue you should not forget about is the beneficiary designations on your life insurance policies, retirement plans, bank accounts, annuities and other instruments.

Whether you are contemplating divorce, initiated the divorce proceedings or finalized them, it is crucial to be mindful of your beneficiary designations, as well as those of your spouse or ex-spouse.

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7 Special Considerations In High Net-Worth Divorce

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on April 3, 2015

While all divorces are emotionally draining, Arizona households with high net worth have unique issues that must be addressed carefully. If your attorney does not give these issues proper consideration, your divorce may squander the financial resources of one or both parties.

If you or your spouse is a high-income earner or owns valuable assets, ensure that your lawyer carefully focuses on these aspects of your divorce.

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15 Jobs With Highest Divorce Rates: Do They Add Marital Stress?

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on March 19, 2015

Every marriage is work, but a recent divorce study suggests that a couple’s occupations may add further stress to their relationship.

The research, published in the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, identified 15 occupations with the highest divorce rates in America.

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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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Potential landmines in high-asset divorces

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on December 12, 2014

While nearly all divorces involve the complicated process of valuing and prioritizing assets, things can get especially difficult in divorces involving high assets or business interests. When high-value assets are being counted and valued, even a seemingly-minor mistake can cost one of the parties tens or hundreds of thousands.

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What types of items does a prenuptial agreement cover?

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on December 2, 2014

Prenuptial ( premarital ) agreement
Prenuptial agreements are an effective way to settle property and asset disputes before they ever arise. Unfortunately, many people do not understand what a prenuptial agreement is, leading to a negative perception about them. While prenuptial or antenuptial agreements may lack romanticism, they are comparable to insurance. They are there to provide some certainty when the unforeseeable happens.

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The endowment effect: How psychology may affect property division

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on November 19, 2014

There are many difficult aspects of the property division process, but human psychology may be one of the biggest obstacles to resolving asset disputes. New research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln examines the role psychology often plays in property division.

One example is the “endowment effect,” which describes how a person tends to value objects more when he or she owns them. This can further complicate the valuation and division process. An outsider might see a particular asset-division proposal as equitable, but one or both parties might see it as unfair because of the endowment effect. The parties assign more value to one or more objects simply because of their ownership.

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Arizona couples divorce prospect may be a 1-way agreement

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on October 22, 2014

Marriages are meant to be forever, but we all know that is not always the case. In today’s world, getting a divorce is almost as common as getting married. However, in many divorces, the two people involved don’t suddenly decide they both want a divorce. It is usually initiated by one, and the other is ready and in agreement, or not.

When only one party wants a divorce, it is not only awkward, but plain difficult to even approach the subject. How should Arizona couples handle this?

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Separation agreements in Arizona

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on October 7, 2014

Filing for divorce is a big decision for many Arizona couples. However, before jumping straight to filing, some couples choose to test the waters by starting with a separation agreement. This type of agreement is made between two individuals who believe that it may be best to separate but are not sure about divorce. This agreement also allows the ex-couple to determine how they intend to divide their property amicably. In some cases, the agreement may provide terms for spousal maintenance, parenting time and child custody.

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Divorce basics in Arizona

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on September 18, 2014

Arizona residents contemplating divorce may wonder what the process entails. In order to file for divorce, either the filing spouse or the respondent must be a resident in the state for 90 days. Since Arizona is a no-fault state, the divorce is sought due to irreconcilable differences that caused the breakdown of the marriage. Arizona is one of three states the recognize so-called “covenant marriages”, where the divorce process is stricter.

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Illinois billionaire files for divorce

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on September 15, 2014

Arizona residents may interested in the story of an Illinois billionaire who filed for a divorce after 11 years of marriage over the summer. His wife was reportedly taking her children on vacation when she learned of his request. On Sept. 2, she responded by filing for custody of the couple’s children and requested permission to move out of the state.

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Illinois billionaire files for divorce

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Arizona residents may interested in the story of an Illinois billionaire who filed for a divorce after 11 years of marriage over the summer. His wife was reportedly taking her children on vacation when she learned of his request. On Sept. 2, she responded by filing for custody of the couple’s children and requested permission to move out of the state.

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Arizona court upholds gender amendment rights in divorce case

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on August 21, 2014

The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled that a man who legally changed his gender from female to male was allowed to pursue a divorce from his wife. A Maricopa County Family Court judge had previously ruled that the man and his wife were engaged in a same-sex relationship. The ruling was made because the man still had female organs, which were retained because his wife was unable to have children.

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Dividing a house during divorce

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on July 16, 2014

Dividing property during a divorce is sometimes difficult, and Arizona couples who own a house together and who are divorcing should understand the issues involved. In addition to the complexities of dividing a house, individuals in the middle of a divorce should also be aware that they need to be careful when purchasing a new home for themselves prior to a legal separation or divorce. In such a circumstance, the other spouse must sign a quit claim deed relinquishing any claim on the property.

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Avoid costly mistakes in divorce

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on July 10, 2014

Arizona residents might be interested in a recent article discussing some of the common mistakes that some couples make when negotiating property division. Many people have a specific goal in mind, like keeping the house or maintaining ownership of items of sentimental value. However, the article suggests that some individuals, especially those over the age of 50, should focus divorce negotiations on retirement accounts.

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Study finds link between divorce and childhood obesity in boys

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on July 6, 2014

Many people find the throes of divorce a particularly difficult place to be in, especially if you have children. That’s because you not only worry about your own well-being but you may be constantly wondering how a separation will affect your child as well.

As some of our Arizona readers know from doing their own research, there is a lot of literature on the Internet about the effect divorce can have on a child’s mental health. A change in family structure and emotional stresses can change how a child interacts with other people and can even affect how they behave as well. But what about their physical health? Is this something parents should also consider when it comes to divorce?

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Legal fees awarded in McCourt divorce contest

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on July 3, 2014

Arizona residents dealing with divorce issues may be interested in the importance of settlement language in a high-profile case. A judge has ruled that the former wife of Frank McCourt must pay his legal fees of nearly $2 million related to her contesting the couple’s 2012 divorce settlement. The former owner of the Dodgers sold the team for $2 billion in the same year that the divorce was finalized. Jamie McCourt later contested the settlement based on the claim that her ex-husband undervalued the team at the time of their divorce.

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Subpoena for phone records dropped in Ugenti divorce

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on June 9, 2014

As some of our Phoenix readers already know, on top of performing her duties as a state representative, Rep. Michelle Ugenti is also trying to make her way through the twists and turns of divorce as well. But while some things are not in dispute, such as the custody of her three children with her soon-to-be ex-husband, this is one thing that is up for debate: why is the marriage considered irretrievably broken?

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Man fights for stake in business after filing for divorce

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on May 5, 2014

When it comes to a high-asset divorce, one of the most problematic parts of the process is property division. This is especially true if the couple owns a family business or if one spouse married into the business. That’s because, if the couple decides to separate, the worth of the business must also be separated, which can be tricky depending on when the business was started and how much the business has appreciated.

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Is mediation a better way to divorce?

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on April 28, 2014

When most people think of the word ‘divorce’ they often think about lengthy litigation and a lot of arguing. And while this might be true in a lot of cases that have been shared on the Internet, some people have found a way to dissolve their marriages without all of the negatives. In these cases, people are actually finding an amicable way to divorce.

As some of our Maricopa County readers may have already realized, we’re talking about divorce mediation. Unlike in a typical divorce, mediation uses a third-party mediator that helps facilitate communication between spouses in order to come to an acceptable agreement. Whether court-referred or agreed to voluntarily, mediation usually does not hold the same blind-sided shock value that a typical divorce may have, meaning less hurt feelings and perhaps less frustration as well.

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What to know about choosing a covenant marriage: Part II

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on April 22, 2014

In last week’s blog post we brought up the topic of covenant marriages in Arizona. While we realize that some of our readers were already well aware of what covenant marriages were, we realized that there were some readers that might not have been as familiar with the topic. That’s why in this week’s post we wanted to focus on the second part of this topic: the reasons that can be cited in a covenant marriage divorce.

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Baby boomers still have higher divorce rate

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on April 18, 2014

We’ve previously discussed the divorce rate among older couples. Now, it seems like baby boomers are still driving the divorce rate higher in the United States, at least among older couples. 

A new study by the University of Minnesota found that the divorce rate has actually remained steady during the last few decades. Previously, research has hinted that the divorce rate has declined but the new study shows that it hasn’t. The researchers said when you look at the marriage rate compared to the divorce rate, the rate of divorces hasn’t changed. 

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What to consider when filing taxes after a divorce

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on April 11, 2014

Did you recently get divorced? Have you filed your taxes yet? While those who are new to our blog might be confused by us asking these two questions back to back, some of our more frequent readers likely realize that there is a very good reason why we have brought this up. That’s because, first-time divorcees may not realize that a divorce can have a significant impact on how you file your taxes. And it’s exactly that which we will outline in this week’s post.

The first thing that will impact how you file your taxes is when you get divorced. According to the IRS, you are considered “unmarried” for tax purposes if you obtained your final divorce decree by the last day of the tax year. But things can get complicated depending on if you are seen as divorced or legally separated by the state.

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Why do many feel so defeated after a divorce?

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on March 25, 2014

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.

For many of our readers here in Phoenix it’s not difficult to empathize with the person who writes in because our readers are usually experiencing the same struggles. But even though we know that every divorce is different, why is it that so many seem to end abruptly and in similar ways? Why is it that so many spouses are willing to throw in the towel before the divorce dust settles?

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Study shows premarital cohabitation not a predictor of divorce

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on March 11, 2014

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.

According to a professor from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, there is actually little correlation between cohabitation and divorce. What really predicts the likelihood of divorce actually has more to do with a couple’s ages. She says the older studies’ conclusion about cohabitation and divorce had been measured using the wrong variable. By changing the variable, researchers were able to see what is really going on.

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After divorce: Ways to reinvent yourself

On behalf of admin of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC posted in Divorce on February 28, 2014

It’s over. The papers are signed, and the union is dissolved. The relationship that once may have been the joy of your life is officially over.

In Arizona, just as in every other state, divorce stories are distinct and varied. A divorce is a death of a relationship. Consider some tips by therapists that can help you reconcile your emotions and get on with your life as a single person.

Allow yourself to grieve, but do not delay the process for too long. This can result in mounting fees involving other professionals who may be instrumental in finalizing the process. Consider having a mediator, one that will allow you to be a hands-on negotiator. That places you in control.

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