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What you need to know about the grandparent tax; Laura Bianchi, director of Rose Law Group’s Estate Planning Dept., comments

Posted by   /  March 13, 2017  /  Estate Planning, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

How to avoid being stung by the GST tax Leaving lots of money to grandchildren, and skipping the generation in between, used to be a nifty way to beat the federal estate tax. That way, the money was subject to estate tax just once, when the grandparent left it to the grandchild. Otherwise, it would […]

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Single? No children? No will? Big mistake; Laura Bianchi, director of Rose Law Groups Estate Planning Dept. elaborates

Posted by   /  March 12, 2017  /  Estate Planning  /  No Comments

By Allen Salkin | The New York Times You would think I would know better. As an investigative journalist, I once spent months working on a series of articles about what happens to the estates of people who die without wills. It can be ugly. In New York City, politically connected lawyers, judges and contractors […]

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Jolie, Pitt to use private judge in divorce: media; Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Family Law, comments on the merits of sealing the file

Posted by   /  January 10, 2017  /  Family Law  /  No Comments

By Brendan O’Brien | Reuters Actress Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt, one of Hollywood’s most glamorous and powerful couples, will use a private judge to keep their divorce out of the view of the public, the couple said in a statement to CNN on Monday. Jolie and Pitt reached an agreement to keep all […]

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Cut in aid to needy families costs DES millions; Rose Law Group Partner Kaine Fisher assesses the situation

Posted by   /  December 12, 2016  /  Family Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times Jillian Vigil lost everything. Literally everything. As she was fleeing a domestic violence relationship, leaving nearly all her possessions behind, her partner even burned her Social Security card. Gradually, the 34-year-old mother of five started to rebuild. She stayed at a shelter with her youngest child, while the […]

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Rose Law Group Family Law Department nominated for ‘AZFoothills’ Best of our Valley Family and Real Estate Law Firm

Posted by   /  November 23, 2016  /  Family Law  /  No Comments

Rose Law Group is excited to announce that our Family Law and Real Estate Department have been nominated for the AZFoothills Best of our Valley contest for Best Family Law Firm and Real Estate Law Firm. Click here to add your vote for Family Law. Look for Rose Law Group on the list and be sure […]

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How to organize your home and finances in your estate; Tim Heileman, Rose Law Group Estate Planning and Asset Protection Attorney, adds information

Posted by   /  November 17, 2016  /  Estate Planning  /  No Comments

By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin | Washington Post My mom just passed away just shy of 105 years of age and her estate is a mess. I don’t want to make the same uninformed errors with my estate, so I need to plan and execute documents for my estate. Can you give me any […]

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Arizona officials work to make child support system more ‘holistic;’ Kaine Fisher, director Rose Law Group Family Law Dept., agrees

Posted by   /  October 21, 2016  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

By Michelle Chance | Cronkite News For the past two years, Valley resident Robert Faas has lived without custody of his four children. A decade of meth and alcohol addictions took over his life, he said. As a result, the state took the 32-year-old’s kids and placed them with family. Six months ago, a child […]

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Michelle Singletary: What will you leave to your heirs? Tim Heileman, Rose Law Group estate planning attorney, weighs in

Posted by   /  October 13, 2016  /  Estate Planning  /  No Comments

By Michelle Singletary | Washington Post You will die. And most of you will leave something for your heirs. (Yes, even your clunker of a car and chipped china might be fought over.) So my question is: Have you given thought to how to allocate your assets? Despite the steady drumbeat of reports that Americans […]

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Arizona Appeals Court ruling: Birth mom’s same-sex ex has parental rights; follows now a legal trend, says Kaine Fisher, director of Rose Law Group Family Law Department

Posted by   /  October 12, 2016  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star The same-sex spouse of a birth mother is entitled to the same legal parental presumptions and rights as if she were a man, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. In the first case of its kind in Arizona, the judges rejected the arguments […]

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Naming a trust as Roth IRA beneficiary; Tim Heileman, Rose Law Group estate planning attorney, comments

Posted by   /  September 27, 2016  /  Estate Planning  /  No Comments

By Small Business Tax Strategies | Business Management Daily Whom should you name as the beneficiaries when you convert a traditional IRA to a Roth? Usually, it’s the kids or grandkids. Strategy: Designate a trust as beneficiary instead. This way, you don’t have to worry about teenagers squandering the funds. As beneficiaries of the trust, […]

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