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Arizona Department of Child Safety doesn’t give foster parents information needed to keep kids safe; new portal will help, says Rose Law Group family attorney, Audra Petrolle

Posted by   /  October 21, 2019  /  Family Law  /  No Comments

By Dianna M. Nanez The Arizona Department of Child Safety isn’t giving foster parents the information they are legally entitled to, so they can properly care for children the state places in their homes, according to a state auditor general report.  Because DCS did not inform a foster parent of a child’s medical conditions, one child went […]

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Records show Petersen’s firm planned Native adoption, raising legal questions

Posted by   /  October 21, 2019  /  Family Law, Featured News  /  No Comments

The Indian Child Welfare Act is a federal law enacted in 1978 to prevent removals of Native children from tribal communities and to protect the due process rights of American Indian parents. By Steven Hsieh | Phoenix New Times County Assessor Paul Petersen, who’s facing possible prison time for an adoption scheme involving pregnant Marshallese […]

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County supervisors may suspend Paul Petersen after adoption scheme arrest

Posted by   /  October 19, 2019  /  Family Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Jessica Boehm and Robert Anglen | Arizona Republic  Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen has not resigned from his elected post, despite indictments in three states related to an alleged international adoption scheme.  But the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors may be inching closer to finding a way to forcibly remove him from the position […]

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After a divorce, who gets the dog? Rose Law Group family attorney Audra Petrolle explains ‘furry friend’ options in Arizona

Posted by   /  October 17, 2019  /  Family Law  /  No Comments

I recommend a petnup. By Steven Petrow | The New York Times “I have some good news,” my divorce lawyer told me during our second consultation in her downtown Durham, N.C., office. Before divulging it, she asked a question: “Are you willing to pay $16,000 for Zoe?” In our first meeting I’d explained to the lawyer, Milan […]

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Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group Partner and Director Family Law Dept., talks to 3TV/CBS5 about more pending adoptions through Paul Petersen

Posted by   /  October 17, 2019  /  Family Law  /  No Comments

Kaine Fisher with Brittni Thomason, talking Petersen adoptions. / 3tv By Brittni Thomason | azfamily The Superior Court in Maricopa County said it has learned of six more pending adoptions through Paul Petersen. The Maricopa County Assessor who’s in federal custody is accused of international adoption fraud. [VIDEO: Six pending adoptions tied to Maricopa County Assessor […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Marshallese adoptions fuel a lucrative practice for some lawyers

Posted by   /  October 13, 2019  /  Family Law, Featured News  /  No Comments

U.S. and Marshall Islands officials say the law clearly bars women from traveling to America to give up babies for adoption. But some attorneys are still taking advantage of lax oversight and willing families. By John Hill and Emily Dugdale | Civil Beat NOVEMBER 28, 2018 — In 2017, an Arizona attorney named Paul Petersen […]

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Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group partner and director Family Law Dept., talks to NBC’s Oxygen network about Paul Petersen and red flags raised years ago

Posted by   /  October 11, 2019  /  Family Law  /  No Comments

Paul Petersen / Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office / Oxygen Paul Petersen raised eyebrows over a decade ago when he allegedly arranged for a pregnant woman from the Marshall Islands to give birth in the U.S. By Dorian Geiger | Oxygen An Arizona public official remains behind bars following accusations he masterminded a human trafficking and […]

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Why did it take so long for the arrest of Paul Petersen? Kaine Fisher, director Rose Law Group Family Law Dept., talks judicial system

Posted by   /  October 11, 2019  /  Family Law  /  No Comments

Kaine Fisher speaking on Channels 3 and 5 By Brittni Thomason | AzFamily and CBS 5 After the arrest of County Assessor Paul Petersen in an adoption fraud operation this week, some wonder why it took so long to take him into custody. Court documents say a judge picked up on Paul Petersen’s scheme 13 […]

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Rose Law Group family attorney Audra Petrolle on Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie’s new approach to co-parenting, post-divorce

Posted by   /  October 4, 2019  /  Family Law  /  No Comments

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jole. / sheknows By Julie Sprankles | sheknows Breaking up is hard to do under the best circumstances. Add six children into the mix and contentious circumstances surrounding the split, and things are bound to get complicated. But, after two years, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are learning to co-parent after divorce — although, not […]

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In defense of pre-nups: Don’t fear them, says Rose Law Group family attorney Audra Petrolle

Posted by   /  September 26, 2019  /  Family Law  /  No Comments

This post was published on the now-closed HuffPost. Edited for length and clarity You are going to get married. You have substantial net worth. You have a business that you have built up over the years and it is now doing well. You are excited about your upcoming marriage and you don’t want to do […]

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