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 …

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We’re Hiring! Family Lawyer (2-5 years)

Seeking Family Lawyer (2-5 years) Rose Law Group is looking for an attorney with 2-5 years of experience practicing family law to add to their Family Law Team. The ideal candidate is smart, confident, proactive, and has strong written and verbal communication. Please send resumes to Hopi Slaughter at hslaughter@roselawgroup.com.

Children’s best interest trumps parental rights, state Supreme Court says; analysis provided by Rose Law Group partner, director Family Law, Kaine Fisher

By Mary Jo Pitzl | Arizona Republic A judge’s decision that it was in the best interest of two children for their mother to lose parental rights was correct, the state Supreme Court found, reversing an earlier decision that such a move was based on shaky facts. The unanimous ruling last week made clear that when it comes to child …

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 …

The revolutionary foster care law buried in February’s federal spending deal; Will the funding produce success? asks Kaine Fisher, partner, director Rose Law Group Family Law Dept.

Congress passed drastic child welfare reforms that aim to reduce the removal of kids from their homes. But some worry they will cost states and harm children. By J.B. Wogan | Governing In February, Congress made a bipartisan deal that avoided a government shutdown and raised spending limits for defense and non-defense programs. The deal’s immediate budget implications grabbed most …

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, …