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.
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 […]Read More →
Okla. governor signs ‘anti-LGBT’ adoption law; unconstitutional, says Audra Petrolle, Rose Law Group family attorney
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 […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →
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
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, […]Read More →
By Ken Belson | The New York Times PITTSBURGH — In this city with a deep and proud relationship with football, a custody dispute has pushed the debate about the sport’s safety into a new arena: family court. A father, John Orsini, has gone to court to prevent the youngest of his three sons from […]Read More →
U.S. Supreme Court rejects Tucson woman’s argument in gay marriage, child custody matter; Rose Law Group Family Law Attorney Audra Petrolle says same sex couples are entitled to the same rights as heterosexual couples
By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services The U.S. Supreme Court this morning rejected a bid by a Tucson woman arguing that gay marriages are not legally the same as others, at least when it comes to divorce. Without comment the justices rejected a bid by Kimberly McLaughlin to deny shared custody of her biological […]Read More →
Arizona bill dictates embryos go to parent most likely to use them; possibly no rule can reconcile for all, says Rose Law Group attorney, Audra Petrolle
By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Sun Saying parents who want children deserve that right, state senators voted Thursday to require that frozen embryos be given to the parent who will use them, even if the other parent objects. SB 1393 would strip judges handling divorce cases of their right to […]Read More →
For those 16 and 17, there would be two options By Howard Fischer Capitol Media via Arizona Daily Star A House panel voted Wednesday to restrict the ability of teens younger than 18 to marry in Arizona — but only after lawmakers created a couple of ways around that. The 8-1 vote came after Rep. […]Read More →
A tougher tack on parents with drug issues cuts against Arizona’s family-first focus; ‘problematic’ from a legal standpoint, says Kaine Fisher Rose Law Group Partner, Director of Family Law Dept.
By Mary Jo Pitzl | The Republic The state could be at a crossroads, or cross-purposes, when it comes to dealing with children in families dealing with drug addiction. Over the past six months, state policies have pivoted to a more compassionate approach toward people with addiction issues. But a proposal at the state Legislature […]Read More →
Embryos in divorce dispute at center of Arizona Senate bill; expect ‘ferocious’ debate, says Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group partner, director Family Health Dept.
By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times A legislative effort to resolve disagreements over frozen embryos in the midst of divorce would strip away a couple’s right to choose whether to be mothers or fathers, infertility experts warn. Contracts currently determine what happens when genetic parents disagree over what to do with their frozen embryos. […]Read More →