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

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 into anaphylactic shock “due to …

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

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 Paul Petersen] In a statement, the Media Relations Office for Superior Court in Maricopa County …

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

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 Pham, that I didn’t really …

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

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 adoption fraud scheme, which reportedly spanned three states.  County assessor and adoption attorney Paul Petersen was …

Why did it take so long for the arrest of Paul Petersen? Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group Partner and Dir. of Family Law, discusses with 3TV/CBS5

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 years ago. That happened in 2006 when a Phoenix couple was attempting to …

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

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 surprisingly, it has taken a lot of “compromise.” Nine months ago, …

Co-parenting tips before school starts; Rose Law Group family law attorney Audra Petrolle says lots of agreements are necessary to keep blended families stable

By Diane L. Danois, J.D. This post was published on the now-closed HuffPost Contributor platform. Edited for length and clarity Potential battlegrounds for divorced parents are in abundance when it comes to school, especially if stepparents are part of the picture.  [With a new school here], I’d like to offer some tips for the newly divorced or new members of …

‘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 …