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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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What agents should know about the rise of ‘silver splitter’ divorces; Kaine Fisher, partner and director of Family Law at Rose Law Group, comments

Posted by   /  July 13, 2017  /  Family Law, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Divorce Process for Marital Goods

Agents, are you prepared to handle this new demographic? By Amber Taufen | Inman Key Takeaways Divorce rates are rising nationally for older couples, which means agents should be prepared to handle this group as they sell the property they shared and buy new, separate property. Agents should be sensitive to the challenges faced by […]

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9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules illegal immigrant children cannot be detained without a hearing, a ‘noble’ ruling, says Rose Law Group Partner Kaine Fisher

Posted by   /  July 6, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Family Law, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Josh Siegel | Washington Examiner Children who immigrate to the U.S. illegally alone must be given a court hearing before being detained, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said unanimously that unaccompanied minors, as children who migrate illegally are known, are entitled to bond […]

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Arizona Court of Appeals ruling possible setback for gay rights; Rose Law Group attorney Audra Petrolle questions the ruling

Posted by   /  June 23, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  1 Comment

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Saying lawmakers wrote what they meant, the state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the same-sex spouse of a woman who gave birth to a child is not entitled to a presumption she is a parent. In what could be a significant setback for […]

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Arizona Supreme Court limits right of tribes to intercede in adoption cases; Rose Law Group family attorney Audra Petrolle provides perspective

Posted by   /  June 13, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

Tribal government: Decision preserves tribes’ rights to ask for court transfers in adoption cases By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The ability of tribes to intercede in the adoption of Native American children not living on the reservation is limited and not absolute, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled today. In […]

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Texas poised to allow adoptions to be blocked on religious basis

Posted by   /  May 27, 2017  /  Family Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Agencies that get state money could reject gay and lesbian couples or non-Christians who want to be parents By Ian Lovett | The Wall Street Journal Texas is moving forward with a bill this week that would allow adoption-service providers that receive state money to turn down prospective parents based on religious beliefs. The bill […]

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Supreme Court sends second divorce settlement case back to Arizona

Posted by   /  May 24, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

By Nathan J. Fish | Cronkite News The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Arizona Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling in a divorce settlement between a retired member of the military and his ex-wife, the second time in a week it has done so. The action by the justices followed their ruling last […]

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Why more couples are signing postnuptial agreements; can be 2-edged sword, says Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group partner, director Family Law Dept.

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

It’s a prenup, with a few twists By Ben Steverman He cheats. She wants a divorce. He pleads for forgiveness. She’ll stay, for a price: If they ever do divorce, she wants the house, the car, and a hefty slice of their other assets. That kind of deal is possible with a postnuptial agreement, a […]

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