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Arizona families caught in middle of debate over ‘conversion therapy’ ban; Rose Law Group Family Attorney Audra Petrolle approves of the ban

Posted by   /  January 3, 2020  /  Family Law, Health Care  /  No Comments

 Thurston is candid about going from seemingly having it all — a husband and four beautiful children, to nearly losing it all when she realized she was gay./Source: Elena Thurston By Nicole Crites | 3TV/CBS 5 The American Medical Association is calling for a nationwide ban on “conversion therapy,” and in a landmark move later […]

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A daughter’s journey: Years of heartache fade as Aliyah chooses her new family; Rose Law Group Family Law Attorney Audra Petrolle: adoption is a ‘beautiful gift’

Posted by   /  December 31, 2019  /  Family Law  /  No Comments

Two and a half years after moving to Phoenix, the chaos ends for Rihanna Agnew. She can only hope her biological mother finds her way home. She was an Agnew. She would become a part of a new family. Two and a half years of heartache and uncertainty would fade into her past./azcentral video By […]

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The upside to divorce (no really); Rose Law Group family law attorney Audra Petrolle comments

Posted by   /  December 28, 2019  /  Family Law  /  No Comments

In states with ‘no fault’ divorces, couples are 8% more likely to both work full-time outside the homeup  Divorces can be tough, but sometimes for the best, says one researcher./Gravitas Ventures /courtesy Everett Collection By Andrew Keshner | MarketWatch Divorces can be tough, but sometimes for the best, says one researcher.  After surviving the holidays, […]

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Utah Supreme Court rules in paternity cases, opening a window for ‘alleged fathers’

Posted by   /  December 23, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

Graphic: Fox 13 By Ben Winslow  |  Fox 13 In a series of rulings made public Saturday, the state’s top court has opened a window for “alleged fathers” to establish paternity in the face of Utah’s notoriously tough laws. The Utah Supreme Court issued rulings in four separate cases, and almost all of them allowed men seeking […]

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Paul Petersen’s wife files for divorce; a successful claim could be Pyrrhic victory, says Rose Law Group family attorney Audra Petrolle

Posted by   /  December 20, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

Raquel Petersen says the marriage is “irretrievably broken and without a reasonable prospect of reconciliation.”/12 News Raquel Petersen alleges Maricopa County assessor hid and spent their money for his own benefit. Prosecutors have seized both their assets as potential restitution By Brahm Resnik | 12 News The wife of suspended Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen […]

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Hoffman says vaccine exemption, Pledge of Allegiance bills unnecessary; ‘exemption could invite litigation,’ says Rose Law Group family attorney Audra Petrolle

Posted by   /  December 20, 2019  /  2020 Legislature, Family Law  /  No Comments

By Jessica Swarner | KTAR Arizona’s top education official says there’s no need for two education-related bills being pushed by a state representative. Democratic Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman said Thursday that Republican Rep. John Fillmore’s bills concerning vaccines and the Pledge of Allegiance attempt to solve problems that don’t exist. The first bill, which Fillmore […]

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When dad turns out to be the fertility doctor. ‘Tech outpacing laws,’ says Rose Law Group family attorney Audra Petrolle

Posted by   /  December 19, 2019  /  Family Law  /  No Comments

‘By Adam Liptak | The New York Times Magazine Scores of families, using commercial DNA testing kits, have learned in recent years that, decades ago, their doctors lied to them. The doctors told infertile couples seeking artificial insemination that they would use sperm from a medical student, from someone who resembled the husband or simply from […]

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These adoption experts have been trying to stop attorneys like Paul Petersen for decades

Posted by   /  December 3, 2019  /  Family Law  /  No Comments

Maricopa County Attorney Paul Petersen leaves the Matheson courthouse in Salt Lake City with his attorney Scott Williams and another unidentified man on Nov. 15, 2019./Scott Winterton/Deseret News  By Jessica Boehm | Arizona Republic  Social worker Mary Jarman called a young adoption agent named Paul Petersen in the early 2000s to discuss adoption issues in […]

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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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