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Biggs raises concerns with House Republicans’ tax plan

Posted by   /  November 6, 2017  /  Family Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

KTAR.com U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) voiced his concerns with a tax plan unveiled by House Republicans last week, saying there are several provisions he would like to see modified before the plan advances. In a statement issued on Friday, Biggs said he opposes the removal of a tax credit for adoptive families and believes […]

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Divorce penalty? Tax reform could shrink alimony for ex-spouses; could cause different advice in divorce cases, says Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group partner, director Family Law

Posted by   /  November 5, 2017  /  Family Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Sarah O’Brien | CNBC Alimony payments mandated by divorce agreements could lose their beneficial tax treatment. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, unveiled on Thursday, includes a provision to kill the deduction that taxpayers get for making such payments to an ex-spouse. Although it’s just one of the many tax breaks eliminated under […]

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Supreme Court won’t hear Arizona case on custody fight over tribal kids; application of the act has led to a result that is not in the best interest of the children involved in the case, says Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group Partner, director Family Law

Posted by   /  November 1, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

By Andrew Nicla | Cronkite News  WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has refused to hear an Arizona case that pitted a non-Indian mother and Indian father against one another in a fight for custody of their children. The decision Monday lets stand lower court rulings that invoked the Indian Child Welfare Act, a 1978 federal […]

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Court ruling validates rights in same-sex marriages, will have ripple effect

Posted by   /  September 19, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Saying all marriages are created equal, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled today that the spouse of a gay woman who has given birth is entitled to the same parental rights as if she had been a man. Chief Justice Scott Bales, writing for the majority, […]

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DCS: Phoenix woman who used hemp oil on son will get foster-care license; Kaine Fisher, director Family Law Dept., comments

Posted by   /  September 18, 2017  /  Family Law, Government and Politics, Health Care, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times Arizona Department of Child Safety officials will revise a newly updated policy banning foster-care licenses for people who possess hemp oil following a parent’s plea for change. The change won’t affect the DCS’ ongoing discrimination of state-authorized medical-cannabis consumers in the foster-care program. But it will likely make […]

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New fathers are older than ever

Posted by   /  August 31, 2017  /  Family Law, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Nicholas Bakalar | The New York Times A young family in California in 1936. Researchers at Stanford University found that the average age of the father of a newborn in the United States has risen to 30.9. Credit Dorothea Lange, via Library of Congress New fathers in the United States are getting older. Researchers […]

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About 4,700 children wait for adoption in Arizona

Posted by   /  August 22, 2017  /  Family Law  /  No Comments

By Hubble Ray Smith | Special to The Daily Courier Children are placed in foster homes for a lot of reasons — abuse, neglect, parents in prison — and nearly 17,000 Arizona kids are currently in foster care. Most of them land there through no fault of their own. Their greatest hope is that some […]

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Expert testimony on behavior of domestic violence victims permitted, court rules; decision is just, says Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group partner, director Family Law Dept.

Posted by   /  August 16, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Juries are entitled to hear from experts who can explain why domestic violence victims often forgive their attackers, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The justices rejected arguments by Mark Haskie Jr. that he did not get a fair trial because jurors heard from an […]

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Indian Child Welfare Act harms Native American children through separate and unequal set of rules, new Goldwater Institute paper argues

Posted by   /  August 10, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Family Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Goldwater Institute Phoenix—A federal law intended to protect Native American children does more harm than good because its substandard rules deny them equal protection, a new Goldwater Institute paper explains. In the paper, Escaping the ICWA Penalty Box: In Defense of Equal Protection for Indian Children, Goldwater Institute Vice President for Litigation Timothy Sandefur delves into […]

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Goldwater Institute asks U.S. Supreme Court to provide equal rights to Native American children

Posted by   /  July 17, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.) Phoenix—The Goldwater Institute has filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take a case that would help decide whether Native American children are entitled to the same rights as all other American children, regardless of their race. In this case, two […]

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