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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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How Arizona fixed its broken child welfare system in 2 years; Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group Partner, director Family Law Dept., comments

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

The state attracted national attention for its failure to prevent and address child abuse and neglect. Since then, massive changes have led to massive improvements. By J.B. Wogan | Governing or much of the past decade, Arizona’s child welfare agency has been in crisis. The number of children entering the state’s foster care system grew […]

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Arizona Supreme Court to rule on same-sex child parental rights

Posted by   /  April 18, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

By Katie Campbell | Arizona Capitol Times The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to review the case of a same-sex spouse who was granted parental rights over her ex-wife’s biological child. In October, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Suzan McLaughlin was entitled to the same parental rights as if she were a man after […]

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Indian community attorneys argue before Arizona Supreme Court to protect Indian children; Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group Partner, director Family Law Dept., reacts to case

Posted by   /  April 18, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

By Sonoran News – Attorneys for the Gila River Indian Community Monday made oral arguments before the Arizona Supreme Court in a controversial case involving which court – Arizona state Court or the Community’s Tribal Court – will be the ultimate decision-maker regarding the future of a Native American child at risk of being permanently […]

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U.S. Supreme Court declines Arizona diaper changing case, upholds molestation conviction

Posted by   /  April 4, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The nation’s high court has upheld a criminal conviction that the chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court openly feared could lead to child molesting charges against parents for routine actions. Without comment the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review the conviction […]

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Supreme Court justices have sharp questions in Arizona divorce case

Posted by   /  March 21, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

By Kendra Penningroth | Cronkite News Chief Justice John Roberts had pointed questions for attorneys arguing on behalf of an Arizona woman whose fight to regain some of her ex-husband’s pension payments landed before the U.S. Supreme Court Monday. John and Sandra Howell agreed to split his Air Force pension as part of their 1991 […]

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