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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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Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt; Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group partner and director of Family Law comments on protecting the children

Posted by   /  September 20, 2016  /  Family Law  /  No Comments

By Andrea Mandell | USA Today Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, USA TODAY has confirmed. The couple married in 2014 and has been together since 2004. “This decision was made for the health of the family,” Robert Offer, an attorney for Jolie tells USA TODAY in a statement. “She will not be commenting at this […]

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Donald and Ivana Trump fight unsealing of divorce records; Rose Law Group Partner Kaine Fisher discusses Arizona divorce law in such cases

Posted by   /  September 15, 2016  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

John Gerstrain | POLITICO Donald Trump and his ex-wife Ivana are fighting an effort to unseal records of their 1990 divorce, arguing that the real estate mogul’s presidential bid is no basis for prying into court filings related to the couple’s split. The Trumps filed separate legal briefs Tuesday in state court in Manhattan, urging […]

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An overdue victory for parents and their children; Kaine Fisher, partner and director, Rose Law Group Family Law, comments

Posted by   /  September 2, 2016  /  Family Law, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

The Editorial Board | The New York Times It took 25 years, but on Tuesday New York State’s highest court finally admitted the damage it did in 1991 with a ruling that denied parental rights to many people in nontraditional families — including unmarried opposite-sex couples, stepparents, and gays and lesbians — who are raising […]

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What is Estate Planning?; Tim Heileman, Rose Law Group estate planning attorney, provides insight

Posted by   /  August 29, 2016  /  Estate Planning, Family Law  /  No Comments

EstatePlanning.com Believe it or not, you have an estate. In fact, nearly everyone does. Your estate is comprised of everything you own— your car, home, other real estate, checking and savings accounts, investments, life insurance, furniture, personal possessions. No matter how large or how modest, everyone has an estate and something in common—you can’t take […]

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Arizona court rules against tribe in adoption case; Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Family Law Dept., comments

Posted by   /  August 14, 2016  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star Over the objections of a tribe, the state Court of Appeals has allowed a non-Indian family to adopt the child of a Native American mother. In a unanimous decision, the judges said the trial court correctly considered all the issues, including the interests of the […]

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Pima county’s new parental leave policy tested by complicated birth; Rose Law Group employment attorney David Weissman comments

Posted by   /  August 8, 2016  /  Family Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Murphy Woodhouse | Arizona Daily Star Katherine Daubert’s request for parental leave was denied, in part because her son was born before the new parental leave policy took effect. Daubert wanted consideration because Theodore spent his first four months of life in the hospital. Daubert’s denial letter from the county’s Health Insurance Benefit and […]

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REGIONAL NEWS July 22, 2016: Pot in the water in Colorado

Posted by   /  July 22, 2016  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment, Family Law, Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

Colorado town finds THC in its water, warns residents not to drink or bathe in it California’s top court rules in favor of Gov. Brown’s water project After four women accused a Utah State University student of sex assaults, no charges and no apparent discipline New Mexico sick leave proposal has enough signatures to go […]

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