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The new tax law provision as it applies to family law; Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Family Law, comments

Posted by   /  December 26, 2017  /  Family Law  /  No Comments

Rose Law Group Reporter For taxpayers who sign divorce agreements after December 31, 2018, alimony will no longer be deductible by the payor or taxable to the recipient. For existing agreements that are modified after that date, the parties may expressly choose to adopt this new rule. If they do not, alimony on agreements entered […]

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Men feeling they are being shortchanged leads to shared parenting laws; Kaine Fisher, director Family Law Dept., comments

Posted by   /  December 12, 2017  /  Family Law  /  No Comments

By Michael Alison Chandler | The Washington Post The every-other-weekend dad, born from two generations of soaring divorce rates, was once a conventional part of American culture. In recent years, more couples have been agreeing to parent after divorce as they did in marriage: collaboratively. Now lawmakers are accelerating this trend toward co-parenting, with legislatures […]

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High divorce rate married to Arizona

Posted by   /  December 11, 2017  /  Family Law  /  No Comments

The Stacker.com In 1980, nearly 50% of all marriages ended in divorce. Though now an aged statistic, that astounding number is still cited as conventional wisdom regarding successful marriages today. Fortunately, new findings suggest that divorce is actually on a relatively steep decline; despite myths, the institution of marriage is indeed alive and well in […]

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But what if she’s pregnant? Comments on minimum age to marry by Kaine Fisher, partner, director of Family Law

Posted by   /  November 23, 2017  /  Family Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Can’t buy cigarettes and can’t get married By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Saying 18 is plenty young enough, a Scottsdale lawmaker wants to repeal existing Arizona laws that allow children of any age to get married. The proposal by Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, R-Scottsdale, would make it illegal for the […]

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Biggs raises concerns with House Republicans’ tax plan

Posted by   /  November 6, 2017  /  Family Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

KTAR.com U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) voiced his concerns with a tax plan unveiled by House Republicans last week, saying there are several provisions he would like to see modified before the plan advances. In a statement issued on Friday, Biggs said he opposes the removal of a tax credit for adoptive families and believes […]

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Divorce penalty? Tax reform could shrink alimony for ex-spouses; could cause different advice in divorce cases, says Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group partner, director Family Law

Posted by   /  November 5, 2017  /  Family Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Sarah O’Brien | CNBC Alimony payments mandated by divorce agreements could lose their beneficial tax treatment. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, unveiled on Thursday, includes a provision to kill the deduction that taxpayers get for making such payments to an ex-spouse. Although it’s just one of the many tax breaks eliminated under […]

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Supreme Court won’t hear Arizona case on custody fight over tribal kids; application of the act has led to a result that is not in the best interest of the children involved in the case, says Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group Partner, director Family Law

Posted by   /  November 1, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

By Andrew Nicla | Cronkite News  WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has refused to hear an Arizona case that pitted a non-Indian mother and Indian father against one another in a fight for custody of their children. The decision Monday lets stand lower court rulings that invoked the Indian Child Welfare Act, a 1978 federal […]

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Court ruling validates rights in same-sex marriages, will have ripple effect

Posted by   /  September 19, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Saying all marriages are created equal, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled today that the spouse of a gay woman who has given birth is entitled to the same parental rights as if she had been a man. Chief Justice Scott Bales, writing for the majority, […]

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DCS: Phoenix woman who used hemp oil on son will get foster-care license; Kaine Fisher, director Family Law Dept., comments

Posted by   /  September 18, 2017  /  Family Law, Government and Politics, Health Care, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times Arizona Department of Child Safety officials will revise a newly updated policy banning foster-care licenses for people who possess hemp oil following a parent’s plea for change. The change won’t affect the DCS’ ongoing discrimination of state-authorized medical-cannabis consumers in the foster-care program. But it will likely make […]

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New fathers are older than ever

Posted by   /  August 31, 2017  /  Family Law, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Nicholas Bakalar | The New York Times A young family in California in 1936. Researchers at Stanford University found that the average age of the father of a newborn in the United States has risen to 30.9. Credit Dorothea Lange, via Library of Congress New fathers in the United States are getting older. Researchers […]

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