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Children’s best interest trumps parental rights, state Supreme Court says; analysis provided by Rose Law Group partner, director Family Law, Kaine Fisher

Posted by   /  September 18, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

By Mary Jo Pitzl | Arizona Republic A judge’s decision that it was in the best interest of two children for their mother to lose parental rights was correct, the state Supreme Court found, reversing an earlier decision that such a move was based on shaky facts. The unanimous ruling last week made clear that […]

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Court rejects challenge to Native American law on adoptions

Posted by   /  August 7, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

By Mary Jo Pitzl | The Republic The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed a case challenging a federal law that requires Native American children removed from their parents to be placed with a Native family. The court’s ruling comes in a case brought by the Goldwater Institute on behalf of several Arizona couples […]

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Jilted husband wins multi-million lawsuit after suing wife’s boyfriend; some of Arizona law prohibits such suits, notes Rose Law Group attorney Audra Petrolle

Posted by   /  July 31, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

Man wins $8 million after suing over wife’s affair A Texas man’s affair with a North Carolina man’s wife will cost him nearly $9 million dollars after the husband sued, citing an obscure law. Durham County Superior Court judge Orlando Hudson awarded BMX stunt show owner, Kieth King, more than $2.2 million in compensatory damages, […]

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Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group partner and director of Family Law Department, talks to ‘AZ Big Media’ about selfies and divorce

Posted by   /  July 12, 2018  /  Family Law  /  No Comments

AZ Big Media When we think of family law and divorce, we may think of everything from bitter bickering over who gets the house to battles over child support. However, something we might not consider, but we need to, is the role technology could play in your case. “That’s the first thing I think of, that […]

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How old is old enough to get married?

Posted by   /  May 31, 2018  /  Family Law  /  No Comments

States are raising the age of consent to protect children from forced marriage. No state has gone as far as Delaware. By Alan Greenblatt | Governing Child marriages are more common than you think. Roughly 200,000 minors have gotten married since the start of the century. Nearly 90 percent of those child marriages involve a […]

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Court rules unmarried heterosexual couple not entitled to state benefits

Posted by   /  May 22, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Heterosexual couples that always have had the right to marry in Arizona are not entitled to the same benefits that the state provided to gay couples who were not at the time entitled to wed, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. The judges […]

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The revolutionary foster care law buried in February’s federal spending deal; Will the funding produce success? asks Kaine Fisher, partner, director Rose Law Group Family Law Dept.

Posted by   /  May 15, 2018  /  Family Law  /  No Comments

Congress passed drastic child welfare reforms that aim to reduce the removal of kids from their homes. But some worry they will cost states and harm children. By J.B. Wogan | Governing In February, Congress made a bipartisan deal that avoided a government shutdown and raised spending limits for defense and non-defense programs. The deal’s […]

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Okla. governor signs ‘anti-LGBT’ adoption law; unconstitutional, says Audra Petrolle, Rose Law Group family attorney

Posted by   /  May 13, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Family Law, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

The Daily Beast Oklahoma’s Republican governor, Mary Fallin, has signed into law a bill allowing adoption and foster care agencies to reject prospective parents on “religious” and “moral” grounds—a move critics say legalizes discrimination against LGBT and non-Christian parents. The law, approved by lawmakers earlier this month, could affect any prospective parents to whom a […]

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Barbara Bush school in Mesa mourns namesake’s death

Posted by   /  April 18, 2018  /  Education, Family Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Chris Coppola| The Republic Barbara Bush took the new honor with a pleasant mix of humor and humility. “This new experience of having people want to name things after us is really quite flattering until you realize they usually do it for people who are very, very old or dead,” the former first lady […]

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Gender identity emerges as a new front in custody battles; courts need expertise of mental health professionals in such cases, says Audra Petrolle, Rose Law Group family law attorney

Posted by   /  April 14, 2018  /  Family Law  /  No Comments

By Maria Polletta | Arizona Republic The divorced parents had joint custody of their three children and equal parenting time. But soon after the mother began allowing their male child — identified in legal documents as “L.” — to wear a skirt to school, the father took his exwife to court. Arguing that the mother, […]

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