Separate bank accounts will not protect your money in a divorce; insulate separate assets says Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group partner and director of Family Law Department

By Megan Leonhardt | CNBC Millennials, once again, are doing things differently than prior generations. It turns out 28% are forgoing the traditional joint bank account after marriage and opting to keep their finances completely separate, according to a Bank of America survey. That’s more than double the number of Gen X and baby boomer couples who keep their money separate. …

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 …

We’re Hiring! Legal File Clerk

  Rose Law Group pc is seeking a file clerk for our litigation and family law departments. Duties include organizing legal documents, maintaining files, preparing documents for trial, calendaring/docketing and running errands. This position also serves as back-up receptionist. Greet visitors, answer multi-line phone and perform general administrative duties. We are seeking an energetic, self-motivated individual who is reliable, dependable …

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 …