‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ star Gina Kirschenheiter’s estranged husband unable to pay support; Rose Law Group family lawyer Audra Petrolle comments on the report

By Frank Lovece | Special to Newsday Matt Kirschenheiter, the estranged husband of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” star and Long Island native Gina Kirschenheiter, says he has lost his job and cannot pay the nearly $10,000 a month in spousal and child support he had agreed to earlier this month. According to court documents obtained by TheBlast.com, People …

Arizona Supreme Court to review decision over use of frozen embryos when couples split, a case with no clear rules, says Audra Petrolle, Rose Law Group family lawyer

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star The state’s high court has agreed to wade into the controversial issue of the rights of parties in a divorce to decide what happens to eggs they had fertilized — and whether one can be forced to become a parent against his or her will. In a brief order …

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear Indian Child Welfare case; curtailing Indian Child Welfare Act would be an intrusion on sovereignty, says Rose Law Group Family Law Attorney Audra Petrolle

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The U.S. Supreme Court has rebuffed a bid to void a federal law that challengers claim is racist because it places the desires and rights of Native American tribes over the constitutionally protected best interests of children. That, however, does not mean the justices believe the Indian Child Welfare …

LGBT couples told ‘You’re ‘out of wedlock,’ kids aren’t citizens; such action obstructs our core values, says Audra Petrolle, Rose Law Group family law attorney

Children of U.S. citizens are falling victim to a policy that de-recognizes their parents’ marriage—and strips them of their birthright citizenship By Scott Bixby | Daily Beast No parent can ever be fully prepared for the arrival of a new baby. But when Roee and Adiel Kiviti brought home their newborn daughter Kessem two months ago, they figured that they …

Arizona Supreme Court sides with father in dispute over child’s gender identification; ‘more of a developmental issue,’ says Rose Law Group family attorney, Audra Petrolle

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Family courts have no right to interfere with the decisions of a parent given sole legal custody of a child after a divorce absent some showing of specific harm, even when the issue involves the youngster’s decisions about sexual identification, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday. In a warning …

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

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, and three times that in …

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 child-welfare agency has religious objections, …

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Tucson woman’s argument in gay marriage, child custody matter; “message is clear” says Rose Law Group family attorney Audra Petrolle

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 child with Suzan McLaughlin, who …

The other mom fights for child custody from same-sex former partner; Audra Petrolle, Rose Law Group Family Law attorney, comments on the case

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Saying biology matters, an Arizona woman is making a last-ditch effort to keep from being forced to share custody of her child with her former wife. Keith Berkshire, attorney for Kimberly McLaughlin, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn last year’s ruling by Arizona’s high court, which concluded …